There’s no debating that the weather
in Plattsburgh is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any deficiencies
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed.
These aren’t huge problems, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are pretty simple to handle
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows may
help to save energy and likely save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Appropriate
installation is crucial to reaping
the most benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by completing seasonal adjustments in
the way you use your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows usually get
the least amount of sunlight, which means heat isn’t being gained, 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 provide a little added warmth during 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 provide, they might surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to better
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
Plattsburgh, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
518-310-2118 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 cause your cooling system to
run more often. Make
sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps jump up.