There’s no debating that the weather
in Syracuse 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 replaced.
These aren’t huge problems, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically
things that are relatively simple to take care of
as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could
help to save energy and potentially save you money on
your monthly energy costs. Correct
installation is essential to realizing
the greatest benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by implementing seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows normally get
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 offer 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 leave
you with a little added warmth throughout 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 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 mix. There are a variety
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Syracuse, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
315-565-0399 or set up 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. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps jump up.