Monitoring heating costs doesn’t mean you must set your thermostat on a low temp. There are a few quick you can take to keep your Woburn home comfortable throughout the winter.
If you have aging, poorly fitted windows, now is an ideal time to consider installing new ones. Were you aware your home loses most of its conditioned air through windows and doors?
Windows alone can be responsible for a 30 percent energy loss. And other minor leaks in your attic and basement can count up rapidly. A normal home has enough leaks to be comparable to leaving a medium-sized window wide open all day!
At Pella of Woburn, we’re committed to enhancing energy efficiency. Find out how you can increase your home’s comfort by scheduling 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 enhance 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 costs.
- 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 suggestions 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 problems.
- Buy a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility costs, depending on the model.
- Adjust your ceiling fan to rotate left to right, which will move heated air down.
- Use a draft stopper to keep chilly air where it belongs—outside. Buy or make ones to work with 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 often more sensibly priced.
- Make the best use of southern-facing windows. Keep window coverings open during the day to let sunlight warm the room. Close them at night to cover the cold 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 upsides than just keeping heating and cooling bills low.
- Help handle condensation.
- Last longer, because they handle condensation that can cause your windows to stop working prematurely.
- Improve indoor air quality.
- Lower 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 exclusive glass styles from Pella.
We provide the right option for your climate, wherever 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
More panes of glass deliver more protection for your home. Many Pella® styles come with dual panes, while select product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Contact your local Woburn Pella professionals for more details.
We include argon, a transparent, nontoxic gas heavier than air, between the panes of glass. This offers more insulation from the cold—and heat.
Low-Emissivity (Low-E) glass coatings:
- Reflect heat into your home into the winter
- Redirect heat away from your home in the summer
- Block most of the sun’s harmful UV rays, helping avoid dulling 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 preferred 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 suited for northern climates. The unique Low-E technology offers uniform insulation from moderate winters and temperate 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 delivers exceptional insulation from the cold while allowing the sun’s heat to come in and heat your home.
We Can Help You Find the Right Product for Your Home
Our experts at Pella of Woburn can help you choose the right energy-efficient product and glass options for your home. Stop by our showroom or reach out to our team at 781-935-4947. We can help resolve 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.