9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Casper Winters
Managing heating costs doesn’t mean you must switch your thermostat way down. There are a couple quick you can take to keep your Casper home cozy throughout heating season.
If you have old, drafty windows, now is a good time to consider getting new ones. Did you know your home lets out a lot of its heat through windows and doors?
Windows on their own can amount to a 30 percent energy loss. And other minor leaks in your attic and basement can add up quickly. A standard home has enough leaks to be like having a medium-sized window open all day!
At Pella of Casper, we’re committed to improving energy efficiency. Find out how you can improve 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 cozy home while keeping heating bills down.
- Schedule an energy audit through your utility company. It helps locate leaks and ways to boost energy efficiency. This audit can be free or inexpensive, depending on your utility company. And it can help you save 5–30 percent on your energy costs.
- Add more insulation in your attic. Depending on where you live, your home should have at the very 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.
- Seal attic leaks and spray expanding foam into holes in your foundation. The energy audit can help discover these leaks.
- Get a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility expenses, depending on the brand.
- Adjust your ceiling fan to spin clockwise, which will move heated air down.
- Use a draft stopper to keep frigid air where it should go—outside. Buy or create ones to suit your windowsills or entryway.
- Select energy-efficient window treatments, like quilted curtains or cellular honeycomb shades. Honeycomb shades can decrease heat loss by 40 percent or more during heating season. Insulated window quilts are similarly as functional and usually less expensive.
- Make the best use of southern-facing windows. Keep window treatments open during the day to let sunlight heat the room. Shut them at night to cover the chilly glass.
- Replace old or single-pane windows with energy-efficient products from Pella.
4 Extra Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows
Energy-efficient windows have more benefits than just keeping heating and cooling expenses low.
- Help manage condensation.
- Last longer, because they control condensation that can cause your windows to break down sooner.
- Improve indoor air quality.
- Reduce environmental impact by consuming a smaller amount of energy.
Boost Your Efficiency with Pella’s Glass Options
Take your energy efficiency to the next stage with proprietary glass options from Pella.
We have the right option for your weather, no matter where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection gives the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s targeted for specific climate types.
How it Works
More panes of glass deliver more defense for your home. Many Pella® options are available with dual panes, while some product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Talk with your local Casper Pella professionals for more information.
We insert argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas heavier than air, between the panes of glass. This provides additional insulation from the cold—and heat.
Low-Emissivity (Low-E) glass coatings:
- Redirect heat into your home into the winter
- Move heat away from your home in the summer
- Filter most of the sun’s harmful UV rays, helping prevent 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 suitable for many climates. It’s a popular choice because it insulates 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 even insulation from cool winters and temperate summers.
4. NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon
NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon2*** is best for frigid climates like the far northern U.S. and Canada. It supplies excellent insulation from the cold while letting the sun’s heat to come in and heat your home.
We Can Help You Find the Right Product for Your Home
Our specialists at Pella of Casper can help you choose the right energy-efficient product and glass options for your home. Stop by our showroom or contact our team at 307-234-1518. 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.