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
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
- 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
- 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:
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
(877) 680-9334 or arrange an in-home consultation
with us utilizing our online scheduler.
- 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.