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How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Westerly, Rhode Island

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Westerly, Rhode Island

There’s no debating that the weather in Westerly is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes tend to show off any issues such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed. These aren’t huge concerns, but they can affect your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally things that are fairly simple to handle as a homeowner, like appropriate shades for replacement windows.

Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could help to save energy and probably save you money on your monthly energy expenses. Correct installation is essential to gaining the most benefit from shades, but you can better those results by completing seasonal adjustments in the way you use your shades.

During Winter Months:

  • North windows usually receive the least amount of sunlight, which means heat isn’t being gained, so leave the shades closed.
  • Replacement windows on the southern walls of your home leave you with the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades open for extended periods during the day.
  • Your east and west replacement windows can offer a little added warmth during morning hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.

During Summer Months:

  • The heat of summer isn’t conducive to energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during the day when summer temps soar. 
While you may not routinely think about the insulation that replacement window shades can offer, they might surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to increase your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can help you easily add something to the program. There are a variety of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Westerly, so stop by some time to view all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at 401-315-7032 or set up an in-home consultation with us using our online scheduler.

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