Improve Energy Savings with Shades

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Kingston, NY

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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 windows.

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 shades closed.
  • 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 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 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. 
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.

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