There’s no debating that the climate
in Wellesley is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to bring out any issues
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed.
These aren’t huge problems, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are relatively simple to fix
as a homeowner, like proper 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 gaining
the greatest benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to have
the least amount of sunlight, which means heat isn’t being gained, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home offer the best chance to give
you warmth within your home, so open your shades 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 normally
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they might surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be a homeowner who works to improve
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows may
help you easily add something to the program. There are a number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Wellesley, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
781-239-1161 or set up an in-home consultation
with us using our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t conducive to energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to
run more often. Make
sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout
the day when summer temps jump up.