Improve Energy Savings with Shades

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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There’s no debating that the environment in Baton Rouge 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 replaced. These aren’t big problems, but they can affect your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally things that are pretty simple to fix as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement windows.

Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can help to save energy and probably save you money on your monthly energy costs. Correct installation is crucial to reaping the greatest benefit from shades, but you can better those results by implementing seasonal adjustments in the way you utilize your shades.

During Winter Months:

  • North windows usually have the least amount of sunlight, which means there isn’t much heat to be gained, so leave the shades closed.
  • Replacement windows on the southern walls of your home give you the best chance to give you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades open for extended periods through the day.
  • Your east and west replacement windows can offer a little added warmth throughout morning hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.

During Summer Months:

  • The heat of summer isn’t beneficial for energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to run more often. Ensure 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 offer, 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 host of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Baton Rouge, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at (225) 217-2592 or arrange an in-home consultation with us utilizing our online scheduler.

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