There’s no debating that the weather
in Mankato 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 addressed.
These aren’t great concerns, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are pretty simple to fix
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could
help to save energy and probably save you money on
your monthly energy costs. Correct
installation is crucial to realizing
the best benefit from shades, but you can heighten
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you use your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows usually receive
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 give
you warmth within your home, so open your shades during
- Your east and west replacement windows can provide a little added warmth throughout 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 offer, they may surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to better
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows might
help you easily add something to the program. There are a variety
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Mankato, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
507-625-6933 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. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout
the day when summer temps soar.