Improve Energy Savings with Shades

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Davenport, IA

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There’s no debating that the climate in Davenport is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes tend to show off any deficiencies such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed. These aren’t huge problems, but they can hinder your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally things that are pretty simple to handle as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement windows.

Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows may help to save energy and probably save you money on your monthly energy expenses. Correct installation is crucial to reaping the best benefit from shades, but you can heighten those results by making seasonal adjustments in the way you employ your shades.

During Winter Months:

  • North windows tend to get the least amount of sunlight, which means heat isn’t being gained, 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 during the day.
  • Your east and west replacement windows can offer 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 beneficial for energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to run more often. Make sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut through the day when summer temps jump up. 
While you may not commonly think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they could surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to better your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can help you easily add something to the routine. There are a number of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Davenport, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at 563-202-8576 or schedule an in-home consultation with us through our online scheduler.

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