Improve Energy Savings with Shades

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Oklahoma City, OK

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There’s no debating that the climate in Oklahoma City is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes tend to bring out any deficiencies such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be replaced. These aren’t big concerns, but they can hinder your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally things that are relatively simple to handle as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement windows.

Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can help to save energy and likely save you money on your monthly energy costs. Appropriate installation is key to gaining the most benefit from shades, but you can better those results by making seasonal adjustments in the way you utilize your shades.

During Winter Months:

  • North windows tend to 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 offer the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades open for extended periods through the day.
  • 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:

  • The heat of summer isn’t helpful for 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. 
While you may not normally think about the insulation that replacement window shades can offer, they could surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to increase your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows might help you easily add something to the routine. There are a host of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Oklahoma City, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at (405) 276-4323 or schedule an in-home consultation with us utilizing our online scheduler.

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