There’s no debating that the weather
in Wilmington is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to show off any deficiencies
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 normally
things that are pretty simple to take care of
as a homeowner, like appropriate shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could
help to save energy and likely save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Proper
installation is essential to gaining
the most benefit from shades, but you can heighten
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ 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 leave you with the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so keep your shades open throughout
- Your east and west replacement windows can provide a little added warmth throughout morning
hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.
During Summer Months:
While you may not normally
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they may surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to increase
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows may
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a host
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Wilmington, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
910-218-9596 or set up an in-home consultation
with us utilizing 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.