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How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Cheyenne, Wyoming

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Cheyenne, Wyoming

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

Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows may help to save energy and potentially save you money on your monthly energy expenses. Correct installation is essential to reaping the greatest benefit from shades, but you can better those results by completing seasonal adjustments in the way you use your shades.

During Winter Months:

  • North windows tend to get the least amount of sunlight, which means heat isn’t being gained, so leave the shades closed.
  • Replacement windows on the southern walls of your home offer the best chance to offer you warmth within your home, so open your shades throughout the day.
  • Your east and west replacement windows can provide a little added warmth throughout 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 through the day when summer temps rise. 
While you may not commonly think about the insulation that replacement window shades can give you, they could surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to improve your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can help you easily add something to the routine. There are a host of shades styles available at the Prairie Pella Wyoming LLC showroom in Cheyenne, so stop by some time to view all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at 307-632-6373 or arrange an in-home consultation with us through our online scheduler.

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