There’s no debating that the environment
in Hingham is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to bring out any deficiencies
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be replaced.
These aren’t big concerns, but they can hinder
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are relatively simple to fix
as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can
help to save energy and likely save you money on
your monthly energy costs. Proper
installation is key to reaping
the best benefit from shades, but you can heighten
those results by completing seasonal adjustments in
the way you utilize your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows usually have
the least amount of sunlight, which means there
isn’t a good chance to gain heat, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home offer 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 offer, they might surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to increase
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
Hingham, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
781-826-8005 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us using our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t conducive to energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout
the day when summer temps rise.