There’s no debating that the weather
in Memphis is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any issues
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t great issues, but they can hinder
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically
things that are fairly simple to handle
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows may
help to save energy and likely save you money on
your monthly energy costs. Correct
installation is crucial to reaping
the best benefit from shades, but you can better
those results by completing seasonal adjustments in
the way you use your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows normally receive
the least amount of sunlight, which means heat isn’t being gained, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home give you the best chance to give
you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods during
- 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 give
you, they could surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be a homeowner who works to better
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows may
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a variety
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Memphis, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
901-401-9399 or arrange an in-home consultation
with us through our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t helpful for energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to
run more often. Make
sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut through
the day when summer temps jump up.