Monitoring heating costs doesn’t mean you must set your thermostat on a cold temp. There are a few simple you can take to keep your Evansville home comfy throughout heating season.
If you have outdated, poorly fitted windows, now is an ideal time to consider getting new ones. Did you know your home lets out a lot of its heat through windows and doors?
Windows alone can be responsible for a 30 percent energy loss. And other small leaks in your attic and basement can count up fast. The average home has enough leaks to be comparable to keeping a medium-sized window ajar every day!
At Pella of Evansville, we’re dedicated to improving energy efficiency. Learn how you can improve your home’s comfort by scheduling a free consultation.
9 Ways to Keep Energy Bills Low and Stay Warm
Here are several ways you can have a warm home while keeping heating bills in check.
- Book an energy audit through your utility company. It helps locate leaks and tips to enhance energy efficiency. This audit can be free or inexpensive, depending on where you live. And it can help you save 5–30 percent on your energy bills.
- Add extra insulation in your attic. Depending on where you live, your home should have at least 6–13 inches of loose fill or 7–19 inches of fiberglass. Your utility company can offer suggestions for insulation during your energy audit.
- Stop attic leaks and spray expanding foam into cracks 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 expenses, depending on the brand.
- Set your ceiling fan to move the other way, which will push heated air down.
- Get a draft stopper to keep cold air where it belongs—outside. Buy or make ones to work with your windowsills or entryway.
- Pick energy-efficient window solutions, like quilted curtains or cellular honeycomb shades. Honeycomb shades can reduce heat loss by 40 percent or more during heating season. Insulated window quilts are comparably as effective and usually more sensibly priced.
- Make the best use of southern-facing windows. Keep window coverings open during the day to let sunlight warm the room. Shut them at night to cover the chilly glass.
- Replace outdated or single-pane windows with energy-efficient solutions from Pella.
4 Extra Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows
Energy-efficient windows have more advantages than just keeping utility costs in check.
- Help handle condensation.
- Last longer, because they control moisture that can cause your windows to deteriorate more quickly.
- Enhance indoor air quality.
- Reduce environmental impact by consuming not as much energy.
Boost Your Efficiency with Pella’s Glass Options
Take your energy efficiency to the next stage with proprietary glass styles from Pella.
We provide the right style for your area, wherever where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection gives the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s targeted for distinct climate types.
How it Works
Extra panes of glass provide more protection for your home. Many Pella® models are available with dual panes, while select product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Contact your local Evansville Pella professionals for more details.
We add argon, a transparent, nontoxic gas thicker than air, between the panes of glass. This gives extra insulation from the cold—and heat.
Low-Emissivity (Low-E) glass coatings:
- Reflect heat into your home into the winter
- Direct heat away from your home in the summer
- Block most of the sun’s harmful 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* is compatible with the majority of climates. It’s a preferred 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 ideal for northern climates. The special Low-E technology delivers balanced insulation from chilly winters and temperate summers.
4. NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon
NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon2*** is best for snowy climates like the far northern U.S. and Canada. It provides excellent insulation from the cold while allowing the sun’s heat to circulate and heat your home.
We Can Help You Find the Right Product for Your Home
Our professionals at Pella of Evansville can help you find the right energy-efficient product and glass options for your home. Visit our showroom or call our team at 812-228-7000. We can help answer 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.