There’s no debating that the climate
in Ketchum 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 big concerns, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically
things that are fairly simple to fix
as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can
help to save energy and likely save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Correct
installation is crucial to reaping
the greatest benefit from shades, but you can heighten
those results by implementing seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to get
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 open your shades throughout
- Your east and west replacement windows can leave
you with 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 provide, they may surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to better
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows may
help you easily add something to the routine. There are a number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Ketchum, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
208-726-0060 or arrange an in-home consultation
with us utilizing our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t conducive to energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps jump up.