There’s no debating that the weather
in St. Paul is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to show off any deficiencies
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t big concerns, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are fairly simple to fix
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can
help to save energy and potentially save you money on
your monthly energy expenses. Proper
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 tend to have
the least amount of sunlight, which means heat isn’t being gained, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home give you the best chance to give
you warmth within your home, so open your shades during
- Your east and west replacement windows can provide a little added warmth throughout 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 might surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be 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
St. Paul, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
651-213-9049 or arrange an in-home consultation
with us through our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t conducive to 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 soar.