There’s no debating that the weather
in Denver is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to show off any problems
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed.
These aren’t great issues, but they can hinder
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically
things that are pretty simple to take care of
as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can
help to save energy and likely save you money on
your monthly energy expenses. Appropriate
installation is key to reaping
the greatest benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you use your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to receive
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 open your shades throughout
- Your east and west replacement windows can provide a little added warmth through 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 provide, they may surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be a homeowner who works to improve
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows might
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a host
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Denver, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
(888) 841-5667 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us utilizing our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t beneficial
for energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Make
sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut through
the day when summer temps jump up.