There’s no debating that the climate
in Winston-Salem is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any deficiencies
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed.
These aren’t big problems, but they can hinder
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are relatively simple to fix
as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could
help to save energy and probably save you money on
your monthly energy costs. Correct
installation is key to gaining
the most benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to 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 offer the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods through
- Your east and west replacement windows can provide a little added warmth throughout morning
hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.
During Summer Months:
While you may not commonly
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can offer, they might surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to better
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can
help you easily add something to the routine. There are a number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Winston-Salem, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
336-203-0704 or arrange 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 throughout
the day when summer temps soar.