There’s no debating that the climate
in Lafayette 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 fixed.
These aren’t big problems, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are relatively simple to handle
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could
help to save energy and potentially save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Proper
installation is essential to realizing
the greatest benefit from shades, but you can heighten
those results by implementing seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ 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 give you the best chance to offer you warmth within your home, so open your shades during
- Your east and west replacement windows can leave
you with 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 provide, they could surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to improve
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows may
help you easily add something to the program. There are a number
of shades styles available at the McComb Window & Door showroom in
Lafayette, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
317-983-5804 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us through our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t helpful for energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to
run more often. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps rise.