There’s no debating that the environment
in Peoria is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any issues
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t great problems, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically
things that are fairly simple to fix
as a homeowner, like appropriate 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 costs. Correct
installation is key to realizing
the best 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 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 give you the best chance to offer 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 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 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
Peoria, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
309-306-3893 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us utilizing 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 through
the day when summer temps soar.