There’s no debating that the climate
in Kalamazoo is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to show off any problems
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 typically
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 potentially save you money on
your monthly energy expenses. Correct
installation is essential to gaining
the best benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you use your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to have
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 offer you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods through
- Your east and west replacement windows can offer a little added warmth through 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 provide, they might surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to better
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows may
help you easily add something to the program. There are a variety
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Kalamazoo, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
269-215-4157 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us using our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t beneficial
for energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps rise.