9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Casper Winters
Controlling heating costs doesn’t mean you must set your thermostat way down. There are several simple 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 installing new ones. Did you know your home lets out a lot of its heat through windows and doors?
Windows alone can amount to a 30 percent energy loss. And other minor leaks in your attic and basement can add up quickly. The average home has enough leaks to be comparable to having a medium-sized window open all day!
At Pella of Casper, we’re committed to enhancing energy efficiency. Discover how you can improve 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 cozy home while keeping heating expenses down.
- Schedule an energy audit through your utility company. It helps find leaks and ways to boost energy efficiency. This audit can be free or reasonable, depending on your utility company. And it can help you save 5–30 percent on your energy expenses.
- 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 recommendations 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 warm air down.
- Use a draft stopper to keep chilly air where it should go—outside. Buy or create ones to suit 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 during heating season. Insulated window quilts are similarly as efficient and usually less expensive.
- Benefit from southern-facing windows. Keep window treatments 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 products from Pella.
4 Extra Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows
Energy-efficient windows have more benefits than just keeping utility bills low.
- Help control condensation.
- Last longer, because they control water that can cause your windows to break down sooner.
- Improve indoor air quality.
- Reduce environmental impact by needing not as much energy.
Boost Your Efficiency with Pella’s Glass Options
Take your energy efficiency to the next step with special glass options from Pella.
We provide the right option for your area, no matter where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection offers the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s created for specific climate types.
How it Works
More panes of glass give more defense for your home. Many Pella® options are available with dual panes, while certain product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Contact your local Casper Pella professionals for more information.
We insert argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas thicker than air, between the panes of glass. This provides additional insulation from the cold—and heat.
Low-Emissivity (Low-E) glass coatings:
- Send heat into your home into the winter
- Direct heat away from your home in the summer
- Stop most of the sun’s dangerous UV rays, helping avoid bleaching 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* is suitable for many climates. It’s a favorite option 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 suited for northern climates. The unique Low-E technology delivers uniform insulation from chilly winters and mild 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 circulate and add comfort to 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 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.