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9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Natick Winters

9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Natick Winters

Controlling heating costs doesn’t mean you have to turn your thermostat way down. There are a couple quick you can take to keep your Natick home comfy throughout cold weather.

If you have aging, drafty windows, now is a great time to consider getting new ones. Did you realize your home leaks a lot of its warmth 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 total up fast. The average home has enough leaks to be comparable to having a medium-sized window ajar every day!

At Pella of Natick, we’re passionate about bettering energy efficiency. Find out how you can improve your home’s comfort by scheduling a free consultation.

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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.

  1. Schedule an energy audit through your utility company. It helps find leaks and methods to boost energy efficiency. This audit can be free or reasonable, depending on where you live. And it can help you save 5–30 percent on your energy costs.
  2. Add extra insulation in your attic. Depending on where you live, your home should have at minimum 6–13 inches of loose fill or 7–19 inches of fiberglass. Your utility company can offer advice for insulation during your energy audit.
  3. Plug attic leaks and spray expanding foam into holes in your foundation. The energy audit can help locate these leaks.
  4. Install a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility costs, depending on the model.
  5. Switch your ceiling fan to rotate clockwise, which will move hot air down.
  6. Use a draft stopper to keep frigid air where it should go—outside. Buy or create ones to suit your windowsills or entryway.
  7. Pick energy-efficient window solutions, like quilted curtains or cellular honeycomb shades. Honeycomb shades can limit heat loss by 40 percent or more during cold weather. Insulated window quilts are equally as functional and usually more sensibly priced.
  8. Benefit from southern-facing windows. Keep window coverings open during the day to let sunlight heat the room. Close them at night to cover the chilly glass.
  9. Replace outdated or single-pane windows with energy-efficient solutions from Pella.

4 Extra Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows

Energy-efficient windows have more benefits than simply keeping heating and cooling expenses reasonable.

They can:

  1. Help handle condensation.
  2. Last longer, because they handle water that can cause your windows to break down more quickly.
  3. Enhance indoor air quality.
  4. Lessen environmental impact by needing less energy.

Boost Your Efficiency with Pella’s Glass Options

Take your energy efficiency to the next step with special glass styles from Pella.

We offer the right solution for your weather, no matter where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection gives the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s created for specific climate types.

How it Works

Extra panes of glass deliver more defense for your home. Many Pella® options include dual panes, while select product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Talk with your local Natick Pella professionals for more specifics.

We add argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas thicker than air, between the panes of glass. This offers additional insulation from the cold—and heat.

Low-Emissivity (Low-E) glass coatings:

  • Redirect heat into your home into the winter
  • Redirect heat away from your home in the summer
  • Filter most of the sun’s harmful UV rays, helping prevent 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* works for the majority of climates. It’s a favorite option because it shields 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 unique Low-E technology offers uniform 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 arctic climates like the far northern U.S. and Canada. It provides excellent insulation from the cold while allowing the sun’s heat to circulate and add comfort to your home.

We Can Help You Find the Right Product for Your Home

Our professionals at Pella of Natick can help you locate the right energy-efficient product and glass possibilities for your home. Visit our showroom or contact our team at 781-239-1161. 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.

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