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
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
- 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
- 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:
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
978-373-2500 or arrange an in-home consultation
with us utilizing our online scheduler.
- 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.