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

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

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 windows.

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 shades closed.
  • 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 the day.
  • 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:

  • 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. 
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.

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