Improve Energy Savings with Shades

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

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There’s no debating that the weather in Haverhill is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes tend to highlight any problems such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be replaced. These aren’t huge issues, but they can affect your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally things that are fairly 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 potentially save you money on your monthly energy costs. Appropriate installation is key to gaining the most benefit from shades, but you can heighten those results by completing seasonal adjustments in the way you employ your shades.

During Winter Months:

  • North windows usually receive 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 offer the best chance to give you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades open for extended periods throughout the day.
  • Your east and west replacement windows can provide 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 helpful for energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout the day when summer temps soar. 
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 increase your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows may help you easily add something to the routine. There are a variety of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Haverhill, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at 978-291-7441 or arrange an in-home consultation with us utilizing our online scheduler.

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