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
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
- 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
- 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 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.
- 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.