There’s no debating that the climate
in Calgary 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 issues, but they can hinder
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are relatively simple to take care of
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could
help to save energy and likely save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Proper
installation is key to gaining
the greatest benefit from shades, but you can better
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you use 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 offer the best chance to give
you warmth within your home, so open your shades through
- Your east and west replacement windows can offer a little added warmth during 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 give
you, they may surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be a homeowner who works to better
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can
help you easily add something to the routine. There are a number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Calgary, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
403-681-6363 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us using our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t helpful for energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Make
sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps soar.