There’s no debating that the environment
in Muncie 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 huge issues, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are relatively simple to fix
as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows may
help to save energy and probably save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Correct
installation is essential to realizing
the greatest benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by completing seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows usually 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 give you the best chance to offer you warmth within your home, so open your shades through
- Your east and west replacement windows can offer 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 give
you, they could surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be a homeowner who works to improve
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows may
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a variety
of shades styles available at the McComb Window & Door showroom in
Muncie, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
317-983-5642 or set up an in-home consultation
with us through our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t beneficial
for energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut through
the day when summer temps soar.