There’s no debating that the environment
in Birmingham 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 addressed.
These aren’t huge issues, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are relatively 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 costs. Appropriate
installation is key to gaining
the greatest benefit from shades, but you can better
those results by implementing seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows usually get
the least amount of sunlight, which means there
isn’t a good chance to gain heat, 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 keep your shades open through
- Your east and west replacement windows can leave
you with a little added warmth throughout 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 improve
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows may
help you easily add something to the routine. There are a host
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Birmingham, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
877-680-9617 or arrange an in-home consultation
with us using our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t beneficial
for energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to
run more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut through
the day when summer temps soar.