There’s no debating that the environment
in El Paso is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to bring out any issues
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t big concerns, but they can hinder
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically
things that are relatively simple to fix
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could
help to save energy and potentially save you money on
your monthly energy costs. Proper
installation is essential to reaping
the most benefit from shades, but you can heighten
those results by implementing 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 leave you with the best chance to give
you warmth within your home, so open your shades during
- Your east and west replacement windows can leave
you with a little added warmth throughout morning
hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.
During Summer Months:
While you may not routinely
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they may surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to better
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can
help you easily add something to the routine. There are a number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors Southwest showroom in
El Paso, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
915-213-1497 or set up an in-home consultation
with us using 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 through
the day when summer temps jump up.