There’s no debating that the weather
in Edmonton is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to show off any problems
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t great concerns, but they can hinder
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically
things that are pretty simple to handle
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 costs. Appropriate
installation is key to reaping
the best benefit from shades, but you can better
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you utilize your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to get
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 give
you warmth within your home, so keep your shades open during
- Your east and west replacement windows can provide a little added warmth throughout morning
hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.
During Summer Months:
While you may not normally
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they might surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to improve
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can
help you easily add something to the program. There are a variety
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Edmonton, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
780-439-9344 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us through our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t conducive to 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.