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
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
- 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
- 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 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.
- 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.