Improve Energy Savings with Shades

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Nashville, TN

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There’s no debating that the climate in Nashville is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes tend to highlight any issues such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be replaced. These aren’t big problems, but they can affect your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically things that are fairly simple to fix as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement windows.

Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows may help to save energy and likely save you money on your monthly energy bills. Appropriate installation is essential to gaining the most benefit from shades, but you can heighten those results by completing seasonal adjustments in the way you use your shades.

During Winter Months:

  • North windows tend to get 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 give you the best chance to offer you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades open for extended periods throughout 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 helpful for energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during the day when summer temps rise. 
While you may not commonly think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they might surprise you. If you consider yourself to be a homeowner who works to increase your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can help you easily add something to the mix. There are a variety of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Nashville, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at 615-348-8786 or arrange an in-home consultation with us using our online scheduler.

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