There’s no debating that the weather
in Minneapolis is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any issues
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t huge concerns, but they can hinder
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are relatively 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 probably save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Appropriate
installation is essential to realizing
the best benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by completing seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows normally get
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 leave you with the best chance to offer you warmth within your home, so open your shades through
- 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:
While you may not commonly
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can give
you, they may surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be a homeowner who works to increase
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
Minneapolis, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
612-249-7371 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us using our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t helpful for energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to
run more often. Make
sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut through
the day when summer temps rise.