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How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Woburn, MA

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Woburn, MA

There’s no debating that the climate in Woburn is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes tend to show off any issues such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed. These aren’t huge issues, but they can hinder your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually things that are pretty simple to handle as a homeowner, like appropriate 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 costs. Appropriate installation is essential to realizing the most 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 have 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 keep your shades open throughout the day.
  • 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:

  • 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 throughout the day when summer temps jump up. 
While you may not normally think about the insulation that replacement window shades can give you, they could surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to increase your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows may help you easily add something to the routine. There are a variety of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Woburn, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at 781-935-4947 or set up an in-home consultation with us using our online scheduler.

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