There’s no debating that the weather
in Binghamton 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 big issues, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are pretty simple to handle
as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can
help to save energy and probably save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Correct
installation is crucial to realizing
the best 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 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 leave you with the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so keep your shades open through
- 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 routinely
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they could surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be a homeowner who works to increase
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can
help you easily add something to the program. There are a variety
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Binghamton, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
607-296-0475 or set up an in-home consultation
with us utilizing our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t conducive to energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Make
sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout
the day when summer temps jump up.