9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Terre Haute Winters
Controlling heating costs doesn’t mean you must set your thermostat way down. There are a few quick you can take to keep your Terre Haute home cozy throughout the winter.
If you have aging, poorly fitted windows, now is an ideal time to contemplate installing new ones. Were you aware your home leaks a lot of its conditioned air through windows and doors?
Windows solely can account for a 30 percent energy loss. And other seemingly insignificant leaks in your attic and basement can add up rapidly. A standard home has enough leaks to be similar to keeping a medium-sized window wide open 24 hours a day!
At Pella of Terre Haute, we’re committed to improving energy efficiency. Discover how you can boost your home’s comfort by requesting a free consultation.
9 Ways to Keep Energy Bills Low and Stay Warm
Here are a couple of ways you can have a comfortable home while keeping heating bills low.
- Request an energy audit through your utility company. It helps locate leaks and methods to boost energy efficiency. This audit can be free or low cost, depending on your utility company. And it can help you save 5–30 percent on your energy expenses.
- Add extra insulation in your attic. Depending on where you live, your home should have at minimum 6–13 inches of loose fill or 7–19 inches of fiberglass. Your utility company can offer advice for insulation during your energy audit.
- Seal attic leaks and spray expanding foam into holes in your foundation. The energy audit can help locate these leaks.
- Get a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility costs, depending on the type.
- Set your ceiling fan to rotate clockwise, which will push warm air down.
- Add a draft stopper to keep frigid air where it should go—outside. Buy or build ones to suit your windowsills or entryway.
- Pick energy-efficient window treatments, like quilted curtains or cellular honeycomb shades. Honeycomb shades can decrease heat loss by 40 percent or more in the winter. Insulated window quilts are similarly as effective and generally more reasonable.
- Benefit from southern-facing windows. Keep curtains open during the day to let sunlight warm the room. Draw them at night to cover the chilly glass.
- Replace aging or single-pane windows with energy-efficient solutions from Pella.
4 Extra Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows
Energy-efficient windows have more upsides than just keeping utility bills low.
- Help handle condensation.
- Last longer, because they handle water that can cause your windows to deteriorate sooner.
- Increase indoor air quality.
- Lower environmental impact by consuming less energy.
Boost Your Efficiency with Pella’s Glass Options
Take your energy efficiency to the next level with proprietary glass solutions from Pella.
We have the right option for your weather, wherever where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection offers the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s targeted for specific climate types.
How it Works
Additional panes of glass deliver more protection for your home. Many Pella® models are available with dual panes, while certain product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Contact your local Terre Haute Pella professionals for more details.
We insert argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas denser than air, between the panes of glass. This gives more insulation from the cold—and heat.
Low-Emissivity (Low-E) glass coatings:
- Send heat into your home into the winter
- Redirect heat away from your home in the summer
- Block most of the sun’s dangerous UV rays, helping avoid bleaching to your carpet
3 Pella® Glass Options that Perform Well in Cold Winters
1. Advanced Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon
Advanced Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon1* works for many climates. It’s a favorite choice because it protects well from the cold and the heat.
2. AdvancedComfort Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon
AdvancedComfort Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon1** is suited for northern climates. The unique Low-E technology offers balanced insulation from chilly winters and pleasant summers.
4. NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon
NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon2*** is ideal for frigid climates like the far northern U.S. and Canada. It delivers exceptional insulation from the cold while permitting the sun’s heat to circulate and warm your home.
We Can Help You Find the Right Product for Your Home
Our professionals at Pella of Terre Haute can help you find the right energy-efficient product and glass options for your home. Come to our showroom or call our team at 812-234-0729. We can help resolve any questions you have.
1 Available on pine products only.
2 Optional high-altitude Low-E insulating glass does not contain argon in most products. Please see your local Pella® sales representative for more information.
* Advanced Low-E dual-pane glass available on all Pella windows and patio doors. Advanced Low-E triple-pane glass available on all Pella Lifestyle Series windows except double-hung windows, Architect Series®, Pella 350 Series windows and patio doors, and Pella 250 Series windows.
** AdvancedComfort Low-E dual-pane glass available on Architect Series, Pella Lifestyle Series and Pella Impervia® windows and patio doors. AdvancedComfort Low-E triple-pane glass available on all Pella Lifestyle Series windows except double-hung windows and patio doors.
*** NaturalSun Low-E dual-pane glass available on Architect Series, Pella Lifestyle Series, Pella Impervia, Pella 350 Series, Encompass by Pella (ThermaStar by Pella) windows and patio doors and Pella 250 Series windows. NaturalSun Low-E triple-pane glass available on Pella Lifestyle Series windows except double-hung, Architect Series and Pella 350 Series windows and patio doors and Pella 250 Series windows.