There’s no debating that the climate
in Petoskey is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any problems
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be replaced.
These aren’t great issues, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are fairly simple to handle
as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could
help to save energy and potentially save you money on
your monthly energy costs. Proper
installation is crucial to reaping
the best benefit from shades, but you can heighten
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to receive
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 offer the best chance to offer you warmth within your home, so keep your shades open through
- Your east and west replacement windows can leave
you with a little added warmth through 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 give
you, they may surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to increase
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Petoskey, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
231-622-4417 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us using our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t conducive to energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps soar.