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How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Tucson, AZ

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Tucson, AZ

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 windows.

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 shades closed.
  • 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 the day.
  • 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:

  • 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. 
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 520-428-0648 or set up an in-home consultation with us using our online scheduler.

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