9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Terre Haute Winters
Managing heating costs doesn’t mean you need to set your thermostat way down. There are a few simple you can take to keep your Terre Haute home comfy throughout the winter.
If you have outdated, poorly fitted windows, now is a great time to contemplate installing new ones. Did you realize your home loses the majority of its warmth through windows and doors?
Windows solely can account for a 30 percent energy loss. And other small leaks in your attic and basement can add up rapidly. The average home has enough leaks to be similar to keeping a medium-sized window ajar 24 hours a day!
At Pella of Terre Haute, we’re dedicated to enhancing energy efficiency. Find out how you can boost your home’s comfort by booking a free consultation.
9 Ways to Keep Energy Bills Low and Stay Warm
Here are a couple of ways you can have a warm 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 where you live. 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.
- Switch your ceiling fan to move clockwise, which will push warm air down.
- Add a draft stopper to keep frigid air in its place—outside. Buy or build ones to work with your windowsills or entryway.
- Select energy-efficient window solutions, like quilted curtains or cellular honeycomb shades. Honeycomb shades can limit 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 window coverings open during the day to let sunlight heat the room. Draw them at night to cover the cool glass.
- Replace old or single-pane windows with energy-efficient solutions from Pella.
4 Extra Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows
Energy-efficient windows have more advantages than only keeping utility expenses in check.
- Help handle condensation.
- Last longer, because they manage water that can cause your windows to deteriorate sooner.
- Enhance indoor air quality.
- Lessen environmental impact by consuming less energy.
Boost Your Efficiency with Pella’s Glass Options
Take your energy efficiency to the next level with special glass solutions from Pella.
We have the right option for your area, regardless of where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection gives the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s created 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 some product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Talk with your local Terre Haute Pella professionals for more specifics.
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 harmful UV rays, helping prevent dulling to your flooring
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 option because it shields 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 provides balanced insulation from chilly winters and pleasant summers.
4. NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon
NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon2*** is suited for frigid climates like the far northern U.S. and Canada. It supplies 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. Visit our showroom or call our team at 812-234-0729. We can help take care of 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.