There’s no debating that the climate
in Bloomington is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to bring out any problems
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be replaced.
These aren’t big issues, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are pretty simple to fix
as a homeowner, like appropriate shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows may
help to save energy and likely save you money on
your monthly energy costs. Correct
installation is key to reaping
the greatest benefit from shades, but you can better
those results by implementing seasonal adjustments in
the way you utilize your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows normally have
the least amount of sunlight, which means heat isn’t being gained, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home give you the best chance to offer you warmth within your home, so keep your shades open throughout
- Your east and west replacement windows can leave
you with a little added warmth during morning
hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.
During Summer Months:
While you may not normally
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can give
you, they could surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be a homeowner who works to better
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a host
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Bloomington, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
309-663-7132 or set up an in-home consultation
with us through our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t helpful for energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut through
the day when summer temps jump up.