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How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Binghamton, NY

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Binghamton, NY

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 windows.

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 shades closed.
  • 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 the day.
  • 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:

  • 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. 
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.

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