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
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
- 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
- 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:
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 of Fall River 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.
- 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.