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How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in El Paso, Texas

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in El Paso, Texas

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 windows.

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 shades closed.
  • 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 the day.
  • 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:

  • 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. 
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 915-833-3066 or set up an in-home consultation with us using our online scheduler.

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