There’s no debating that the environment
in Kingston is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any problems
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed.
These aren’t huge issues, but they can hinder
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are pretty simple to handle
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could
help to save energy and potentially save you money on
your monthly energy costs. Proper
installation is essential to realizing
the best benefit from shades, but you can better
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows normally 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 give you the best chance to give
you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods through
- 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 normally
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can offer, they could surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be a homeowner who works to improve
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can
help you easily add something to the routine. There are a variety
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Kingston, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
845-663-1025 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. Make
sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps jump up.