Controlling heating costs doesn’t mean you have to turn your thermostat on a cold temp. There are a few quick you can take to keep your Salt Lake City home comfortable throughout heating season.
If you have outdated, drafty windows, now is a great time to consider installing new ones. Were you aware your home leaks the majority of its warmth through windows and doors?
Windows solely can account for a 30 percent energy loss. And other seemingly insignificant leaks in your attic and basement can count up rapidly. A normal home has enough leaks to be like having a medium-sized window open every day!
At Pella of Salt Lake City, we’re committed to bettering energy efficiency. Find out how you can boost your home’s comfort by scheduling a free consultation.
9 Ways to Keep Energy Bills Low and Stay Warm
Here are a couple of ways you can have a comfortable home while keeping heating bills in check.
- Book an energy audit through your utility company. It helps identify leaks and methods to increase 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 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 provide recommendations for insulation during your energy audit.
- Plug attic leaks and spray expanding foam into holes 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 expenses, depending on the brand.
- Set your ceiling fan to spin clockwise, which will move warm air down.
- Use a draft stopper to keep chilly air where it belongs—outside. Buy or build ones to fit your windowsills or entryway.
- Choose energy-efficient window treatments, 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 equally as functional and generally less expensive.
- Benefit from southern-facing windows. Keep curtains 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- Replace outdated or single-pane windows with energy-efficient solutions from Pella.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 upsides than just keeping utility expenses low.
- Help manage condensation.
- Last longer, because they manage water that can cause your windows to break down prematurely.
- Increase indoor air quality.
- Reduce environmental impact by using less energy.
Boost Your Efficiency with Pella’s Glass Options
Take your energy efficiency to the next step with proprietary glass solutions from Pella.
We have the right solution for your climate, regardless of where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection presents the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s created for certain climate types.
How it Works
Extra panes of glass deliver more energy efficiency for your home. Many Pella® models include dual panes, while some product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Ask your local Salt Lake City Pella professionals for more information.
We insert argon, a transparent, nontoxic gas heavier than air, between the panes of glass. This offers extra 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
- Filter most of the sun’s harmful UV rays, helping end bleaching to your furniture
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 protects 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 exclusive 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 best for snowy climates like the far northern U.S. and Canada. It provides exceptional insulation from the cold while allowing the sun’s heat to come in and warm your home.
We Can Help You Find the Right Product for Your Home
Our professionals at Pella of Salt Lake City can help you choose the right energy-efficient product and glass options for your home. Come to our showroom or contact our team at 385-203-8083. 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.