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How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Hingham, MA

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Hingham, MA

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 windows.

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 shades closed.
  • 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 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 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. 
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.

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