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
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
- 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
- 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:
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.
- 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.