There’s no debating that the weather
in San Antonio 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 big issues, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are fairly simple to take care of
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows may
help to save energy and likely save you money on
your monthly energy expenses. Correct
installation is crucial to gaining
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 usually get
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 remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods 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 normally
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they might surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to improve
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows might
help you easily add something to the routine. There are a number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
San Antonio, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
(210) 622-8673 or arrange an in-home consultation
with us through our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t beneficial
for energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps rise.