There’s no debating that the weather
in Overland Park 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 addressed.
These aren’t huge concerns, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are relatively simple to fix
as a homeowner, like appropriate shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows may
help to save energy and likely save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Appropriate
installation is crucial to reaping
the most 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 tend to have
the least amount of sunlight, which means there isn’t much heat to be gained, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home leave you with the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods through
- 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 routinely
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they may surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to better
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a host
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Overland Park, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
913-246-5101 or arrange an in-home consultation
with us using our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t helpful for energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to
run more often. Make
sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps jump up.