There’s no debating that the environment
in Danville 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 big 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 could
help to save energy and likely save you money on
your monthly energy costs. Proper
installation is crucial to gaining
the greatest benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by completing seasonal adjustments in
the way you utilize your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to have
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 give you the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods throughout
- Your east and west replacement windows can leave
you with 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 might
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a variety
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Danville, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
217-443-3355 or schedule 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. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut through
the day when summer temps rise.