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How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Lethbridge, AB

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Lethbridge, AB

There’s no debating that the weather in Lethbridge 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 issues, but they can impact your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically things that are fairly simple to handle as a homeowner, like appropriate shades for replacement windows.

Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can help to save energy and potentially save you money on your monthly energy bills. Correct installation is key to reaping the best benefit from shades, but you can heighten those results by implementing seasonal adjustments in the way you utilize your shades.

During Winter Months:

  • North windows usually have the least amount of sunlight, which means there isn’t a good chance to gain heat, so leave the shades closed.
  • Replacement windows on the southern walls of your home give you the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so open your shades through the day.
  • 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:

  • The heat of summer isn’t beneficial for energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to run more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during the day when summer temps soar. 
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 increase your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows might help you easily add something to the program. There are a host of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Lethbridge, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at 403-328-2517 or set up an in-home consultation with us using our online scheduler.

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