Monitoring heating costs doesn’t mean you need to set your thermostat on a cold temp. There are several easy steps you can take to keep your Tucson home cozy throughout cold weather.
If you have old, drafty windows, now is a great time to think about replacing them. Were you aware your home lets out the majority of its heat through windows and doors?
Windows solely can amount to a 30 percent energy loss. And other seemingly insignificant leaks in your attic and basement can count up fast. The average home has enough leaks to be like keeping a medium-sized window ajar all day!
At Pella of Tucson, we’re dedicated to 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 several ways you can have a comfortable home while keeping heating costs in check.
- Request an energy audit through your utility company. It helps locate leaks and ways to enhance energy efficiency. This audit can be free or reasonable, depending on your location. And it can help you save 5–30 percent on your energy bills.
- Add additional 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 advice for insulation during your energy audit.
- Stop attic leaks and spray expanding foam into crevices in your foundation. The energy audit can help find these issues.
- Buy a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility bills, depending on the type.
- Switch your ceiling fan to move left to right, which will move warm air down.
- Use a draft stopper to keep chilly air in its place—outside. Buy or create 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 during cold weather. Insulated window quilts are equally as functional and generally more reasonable.
- Benefit from southern-facing windows. Keep window treatments open during the day to let sunlight warm the room. Draw them at night to cover the cool 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- Replace outdated or single-pane windows with energy-efficient solutions from Pella.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 simply keeping energy expenses reasonable.
- Help manage condensation.
- Last longer, because they handle moisture that can cause your windows to break down prematurely.
- Improve indoor air quality.
- Lessen environmental impact by needing 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 offer 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 targeted for specific climate types.
How it Works
Extra panes of glass deliver more energy efficiency for your home. Many Pella® styles are available with dual panes, while select product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Ask your local Tucson Pella professionals for more specifics.
We add argon, a transparent, nontoxic gas heavier than air, between the panes of glass. This offers 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
- Block 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 the majority of climates. It’s a preferred alternative 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 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 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 experts at Pella of Tucson can help you find the right energy-efficient product and glass possibilities for your home. Visit our showroom or reach out to our team at 520-989-3300. 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.