There’s no debating that the environment
in Champaign is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to bring out any problems
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be replaced.
These aren’t great issues, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are fairly simple to take care of
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could
help to save energy and potentially save you money on
your monthly energy expenses. Correct
installation is key to gaining
the greatest benefit from shades, but you can better
those results by completing seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to have
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 through
- Your east and west replacement windows can provide a little added warmth through morning
hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.
During Summer Months:
While you may not normally
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can give
you, they could surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be a homeowner who works to better
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Champaign, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
217-356-6474 or arrange an in-home consultation
with us using 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 throughout
the day when summer temps jump up.