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
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
- 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
- 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:
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.
- 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.