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How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Indianapolis, IN

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Indianapolis, IN

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 windows.

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 shades closed.
  • 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 the day.
  • 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:

  • 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. 
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 317-983-5922 or arrange an in-home consultation with us through our online scheduler.

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