There’s no debating that the climate
in Norwalk is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to show off any issues
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t big problems, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are fairly 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 potentially save you money on
your monthly energy costs. Proper
installation is crucial to realizing
the most 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 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 provide warmth within your home, so keep your shades open through
- Your east and west replacement windows can provide 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 may surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to better
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can
help you easily add something to the program. There are a host
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Norwalk, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
203-663-3778 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us using our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t beneficial
for energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to
run more often. Make
sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut through
the day when summer temps rise.