There’s no debating that the weather
in Indianapolis is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to show off any deficiencies
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be replaced.
These aren’t huge issues, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are pretty simple to handle
as a homeowner, like proper 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 costs. Proper
installation is key to reaping
the most benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to have
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 offer the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so keep your shades open during
- Your east and west replacement windows can provide 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 offer, they could surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to increase
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 McComb Window & Door showroom in
Indianapolis, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
317-872-9927 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. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout
the day when summer temps jump up.