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How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Portsmouth, NH

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Portsmouth, NH

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 windows.

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 shades closed.
  • 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 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 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. 
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.

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