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
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
- 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
- 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:
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.
- 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.