There’s no debating that the environment
in Salt Lake City 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 big problems, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically
things that are fairly simple to handle
as a homeowner, like appropriate shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows may
help to save energy and probably save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Correct
installation is key to realizing
the most benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you utilize your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to get
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 keep your shades open throughout
- Your east and west replacement windows can offer a little added warmth during morning
hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.
During Summer Months:
While you may not commonly
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 may
help you easily add something to the program. There are a host
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Salt Lake City, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
385-203-8083 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.