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

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

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 windows.

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 shades closed.
  • 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 the day.
  • 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:

  • 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. 
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.

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