There’s no debating that the weather
in Fargo is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any issues
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed.
These aren’t great concerns, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are relatively simple to handle
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could
help to save energy and probably save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Appropriate
installation is key to realizing
the greatest benefit from shades, but you can better
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows normally get
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 leave you with the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so open your shades 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 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 increase
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows might
help you easily add something to the routine. There are a variety
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Fargo, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
701-281-1390 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us through our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t conducive to energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout
the day when summer temps rise.