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How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Paducah, Kentucky

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Paducah, Kentucky

There’s no debating that the environment in Paducah is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes tend to highlight any issues such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed. These aren’t great problems, but they can hinder your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually things that are fairly simple to take care of 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 expenses. Appropriate installation is essential to reaping the best benefit from shades, but you can heighten those results by completing seasonal adjustments in the way you use your shades.

During Winter Months:

  • North windows usually have the least amount of sunlight, which means there isn’t much heat to be gained, so leave the shades closed.
  • Replacement windows on the southern walls of your home offer the best chance to offer you warmth within your home, so keep your shades open throughout the day.
  • Your east and west replacement windows can offer a little added warmth through 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 mean your system is running more often. Make sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout the day when summer temps jump up. 
While you may not routinely think about the insulation that replacement window shades can give you, they might surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to better your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can help you easily add something to the routine. There are a host of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Paducah, so stop by some time to view all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at 270-216-5253 or arrange an in-home consultation with us using our online scheduler.

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