Improve Energy Savings with Shades

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Ketchum, ID

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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 windows.

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 shades closed.
  • 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 the day.
  • 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:

  • 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. 
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.

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