There’s no debating that the weather
in Boise is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any issues
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be replaced.
These aren’t big concerns, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically
things that are relatively simple to handle
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows may
help to save energy and probably save you money on
your monthly energy expenses. Proper
installation is crucial to reaping
the most benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by completing seasonal adjustments in
the way you use your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows normally 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 give
you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods through
- Your east and west replacement windows can leave
you with a little added warmth during 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 could surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be a homeowner who works to improve
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows may
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a host
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Boise, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
208-373-0002 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 cause your cooling system to
run more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut through
the day when summer temps jump up.