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How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Fargo, North Dakota

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Fargo, North Dakota

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 windows.

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 shades closed.
  • 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 the day.
  • 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:

  • 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. 
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.

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