There’s no debating that the weather
in Des Moines is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to bring out any issues
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t great concerns, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are relatively simple to handle
as a homeowner, like proper 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 key to reaping
the most benefit from shades, but you can better
those results by completing seasonal adjustments in
the way you utilize your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to receive
the least amount of sunlight, which means heat isn’t being gained, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home offer the best chance to offer you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods throughout
- Your east and west replacement windows can leave
you with 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 give
you, they could 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 routine. There are a host
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Des Moines, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
515-219-7723 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us through our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t helpful 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 soar.