Improve Energy Savings with Shades

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Peoria, IL

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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 windows.

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 shades closed.
  • 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 the day.
  • 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:

  • 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. 
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.

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