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How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Mt. Pleasant, MI

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Mt. Pleasant, MI

There’s no debating that the weather in Mt. Pleasant is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes tend to bring out any deficiencies such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed. These aren’t big issues, but they can impact your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally things that are pretty simple to fix as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement windows.

Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can help to save energy and probably save you money on your monthly energy costs. Appropriate installation is key to reaping the best benefit from shades, but you can heighten those results by completing seasonal adjustments in the way you utilize your shades.

During Winter Months:

  • North windows usually have 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 open your shades during 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 beneficial for energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to run more often. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout the day when summer temps soar. 
While you may not commonly think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they might surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to increase 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 Mt. Pleasant, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at 989-317-2558 or schedule an in-home consultation with us utilizing our online scheduler.

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