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
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
- 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
- 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 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.
- 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.