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
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
- 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
- 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 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.
- 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.