Improve Energy Savings with Shades

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

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There’s no debating that the climate in Casper 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 replaced. These aren’t big concerns, but they can hinder your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally things that are relatively simple to fix as a homeowner, like appropriate shades for replacement windows.

Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can help to save energy and probably save you money on your monthly energy expenses. Correct installation is crucial to realizing the greatest benefit from shades, but you can better those results by implementing seasonal adjustments in the way you use 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 leave you with 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 offer 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 helpful for energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Make sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during the day when summer temps jump up. 
While you may not routinely think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they might surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to better your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows might help you easily add something to the routine. There are a variety of shades styles available at the Prairie Pella Wyoming LLC showroom in Casper, so stop by some time to view all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at 307-234-1518 or schedule an in-home consultation with us through our online scheduler.

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