There’s no debating that the environment
in Albany is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to bring out any deficiencies
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed.
These aren’t great concerns, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are relatively simple to fix
as a homeowner, like suitable 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 expenses. Proper
installation is essential to gaining
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 normally receive
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 leave you with the best chance to offer you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods throughout
- 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 normally
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they may surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be a homeowner who works to improve
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
Albany, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
518-414-5302 or set up an in-home consultation
with us utilizing our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t conducive to energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to
run more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout
the day when summer temps soar.