There’s no debating that the environment
in Tucson 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 fixed.
These aren’t huge issues, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are fairly simple to take care of
as a homeowner, like suitable 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 expenses. Correct
installation is key to reaping
the best benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by implementing seasonal adjustments in
the way you utilize your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows usually get
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 give
you warmth within your home, so open your shades through
- Your east and west replacement windows can offer a little added warmth through morning
hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.
During Summer Months:
While you may not commonly
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they may surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to increase
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows may
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a variety
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Tucson, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
520-989-3300 or set up 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 throughout
the day when summer temps soar.