There’s no debating that the weather
in Albuquerque 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 replaced.
These aren’t great issues, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are pretty 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 probably save you money on
your monthly energy expenses. Appropriate
installation is essential to gaining
the best benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you utilize your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows usually have
the least amount of sunlight, which means heat isn’t being gained, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home leave you with the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods throughout
- 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:
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 routine. There are a number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors Southwest showroom in
Albuquerque, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
505-373-1296 or arrange an in-home consultation
with us through our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t conducive to energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout
the day when summer temps rise.