There’s no debating that the weather
in Natick is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any deficiencies
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t huge problems, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically
things that are relatively simple to fix
as a homeowner, like appropriate shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could
help to save energy and potentially save you money on
your monthly energy costs. Correct
installation is key to realizing
the greatest benefit from shades, but you can heighten
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you use your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to 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 give you the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so open your shades through
- Your east and west replacement windows can provide a little added warmth during morning
hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.
During Summer Months:
While you may not routinely
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can give
you, they may 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 number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Natick, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
781-239-1161 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us using our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t conducive to energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to
run more often. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut through
the day when summer temps jump up.