Improve Energy Savings with Shades

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in San Antonio, TX

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There’s no debating that the weather in San Antonio is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes tend to highlight any issues such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed. These aren’t big issues, but they can impact your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally things that are fairly simple to take care of as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement windows.

Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows may help to save energy and likely save you money on your monthly energy expenses. Correct installation is crucial to gaining the best benefit from shades, but you can better those results by making seasonal adjustments in the way you employ your shades.

During Winter Months:

  • North windows usually 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 offer the best chance to offer you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades open for extended periods throughout the day.
  • Your east and west replacement windows can offer 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 during the day when summer temps rise. 
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 might help you easily add something to the routine. There are a number of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in San Antonio, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at (210) 361-3496 or arrange an in-home consultation with us through our online scheduler.

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