There’s no debating that the weather
in Eau Claire is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to bring out any problems
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be replaced.
These aren’t huge concerns, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically
things that are fairly simple to take care of
as a homeowner, like appropriate shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows may
help to save energy and potentially save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Correct
installation is key to realizing
the most benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by implementing seasonal adjustments in
the way you utilize your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to receive
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 give you the best chance to offer you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods during
- 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:
While you may not commonly
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they may surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to increase
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can
help you easily add something to the routine. There are a variety
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Eau Claire, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
715-836-9301 or schedule 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. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut through
the day when summer temps jump up.