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How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Newport, Rhode Island

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Newport, Rhode Island

There’s no debating that the weather in Newport 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 addressed. These aren’t great concerns, but they can hinder your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally things that are fairly simple to handle as a homeowner, like suitable 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 expenses. Correct installation is key to reaping 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 usually receive 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 offer you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades open for extended periods during the day.
  • Your east and west replacement windows can leave you with a little added warmth during morning hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.

During Summer Months:

  • The heat of summer isn’t beneficial for energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Make sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout the day when summer temps rise. 
While you may not normally 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 may help you easily add something to the mix. There are a number of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Newport, so stop by some time to view all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at 401-314-0814 or schedule an in-home consultation with us through our online scheduler.

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