Improve Energy Savings with Shades

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Hanover, MA

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There’s no debating that the environment in Hanover is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes tend to bring out any problems such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed. These aren’t huge concerns, but they can hinder your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally things that are fairly simple to take care of as a homeowner, like appropriate shades for replacement windows.

Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows may help to save energy and potentially save you money on your monthly energy bills. Correct installation is essential to realizing the greatest benefit from shades, but you can heighten those results by making seasonal adjustments in the way you utilize your shades.

During Winter Months:

  • North windows tend to get the least amount of sunlight, which means heat isn’t being gained, so leave the shades closed.
  • Replacement windows on the southern walls of your home leave you with the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so open your shades during the day.
  • Your east and west replacement windows can provide a little added warmth throughout morning hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.

During Summer Months:

  • The heat of summer isn’t conducive to energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to run more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout the day when summer temps jump up. 
While you may not normally think about the insulation that replacement window shades can offer, they could surprise you. If you consider yourself to be a homeowner who works to increase 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 Hanover, so stop by some time to view all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at 781-826-8005 or set up an in-home consultation with us through our online scheduler.

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