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

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

There’s no debating that the climate in Fall River is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes tend to highlight any issues such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed. These aren’t big problems, but they can hinder 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 can help to save energy and probably save you money on your monthly energy expenses. Appropriate installation is crucial to realizing the best benefit from shades, but you can better those results by making seasonal adjustments in the way you utilize 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 remember to keep these shades open for extended periods during the day.
  • Your east and west replacement windows can leave you with a little added warmth through 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 mean your system is running more often. Make sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during the day when summer temps rise. 
While you may not commonly think about the insulation that replacement window shades can give you, they might surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to increase your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can help you easily add something to the mix. There are a variety of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Fall River, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at 508-939-3464 or arrange an in-home consultation with us utilizing our online scheduler.

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