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
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
- 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
- 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:
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.
- 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.