There’s no debating that the weather
in Portsmouth is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any problems
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t big problems, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are pretty simple to take care of
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can
help to save energy and probably save you money on
your monthly energy expenses. Correct
installation is key to reaping
the most benefit from shades, but you can heighten
those results by completing seasonal adjustments in
the way you use 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 give you the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods through
- 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 routinely
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can give
you, they might surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to better
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows might
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Portsmouth, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
603-945-0181 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us utilizing our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t helpful for energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps jump up.