Monitoring heating costs doesn’t mean you need to switch your thermostat on a cold temp. There are a couple quick you can take to keep your Haverhill home cozy throughout cold weather.
If you have aging, poorly fitted windows, now is a great time to contemplate installing new ones. Did you realize your home loses most of its heat through windows and doors?
Windows on their own can account for a 30 percent energy loss. And other small leaks in your attic and basement can count up quickly. A normal home has enough leaks to be comparable to keeping a medium-sized window open 24 hours a day!
At Pella of Haverhill, we’re passionate about enhancing 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 few ways you can have a comfortable home while keeping heating costs in check.
- Schedule an energy audit through your utility company. It helps locate leaks and tips to increase 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 least 6–13 inches of loose fill or 7–19 inches of fiberglass. Your utility company can make recommendations for insulation during your energy audit.
- Plug attic leaks and spray expanding foam into cracks in your foundation. The energy audit can help locate these issues.
- Buy a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility costs, depending on the type.
- Adjust your ceiling fan to rotate left to right, which will send heated air down.
- Use a draft stopper to keep chilly air in its place—outside. Buy or build ones to work with your windowsills or entryway.
- Choose energy-efficient window coverings, like quilted curtains or cellular honeycomb shades. Honeycomb shades can reduce heat loss by 40 percent or more in the winter. Insulated window quilts are comparably as effective and often more sensibly priced.
- Take advantage of southern-facing windows. Keep window coverings open during the day to let sunlight warm the room. Draw them at night to cover the chilly glass.
- Replace old or single-pane windows with energy-efficient options from Pella.
4 Extra Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows
Energy-efficient windows have more benefits than only keeping heating and cooling expenses in check.
- Help manage condensation.
- Last longer, because they handle water that can cause your windows to break down prematurely.
- Enhance indoor air quality.
- Reduce environmental impact by consuming less energy.
Boost Your Efficiency with Pella’s Glass Options
Take your energy efficiency to the next step with exclusive glass options from Pella.
We have the right option for your area, wherever where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection offers the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s designed for specific climate types.
How it Works
Extra panes of glass deliver more protection for your home. Many Pella® options include dual panes, while some product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Contact your local Haverhill Pella professionals for more information.
We insert argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas thicker 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 hazardous UV rays, helping avoid fading 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 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 best for northern climates. The special Low-E technology provides balanced insulation from cool winters and pleasant summers.
4. NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon
NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon2*** is suited for snowy climates like the far northern U.S. and Canada. It supplies exceptional insulation from the cold while permitting the sun’s heat to flow in and add comfort to your home.
We Can Help You Find the Right Product for Your Home
Our experts at Pella of Haverhill can help you choose the right energy-efficient product and glass possibilities for your home. Visit our showroom or contact our team at 978-373-2500. 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.