There’s no debating that the weather
in Scottsdale is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any problems
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed.
These aren’t big concerns, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are pretty simple to fix
as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could
help to save energy and probably save you money on
your monthly energy costs. Proper
installation is crucial to realizing
the best benefit from shades, but you can better
those results by implementing seasonal adjustments in
the way you use your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to have
the least amount of sunlight, which means there
isn’t a good chance to gain heat, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home offer the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so open your shades through
- 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:
While you may not commonly
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 better
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows may
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a variety
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Scottsdale, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
480-296-2022 or set up 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. Make
sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps jump up.