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9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Beltsville Winters

9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Beltsville Winters

Monitoring heating costs doesn’t mean you need to turn your thermostat way down. There are a few simple you can take to keep your Beltsville home comfy throughout the winter.

If you have aging, leaky windows, now is an ideal time to contemplate replacing them. Did you realize your home loses a lot of its heat through windows and doors?

Windows alone can be responsible for a 30 percent energy loss. And other small leaks in your attic and basement can total up quickly. A normal home has enough leaks to be like having a medium-sized window wide open all day!

At Pella of Beltsville, we’re dedicated to enhancing energy efficiency. Discover how you can increase 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 a couple of ways you can have a comfortable home while keeping heating bills in check.

  1. Request 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 your location. And it can help you save 5–30 percent on your energy expenses.
  2. Add additional 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 suggestions for insulation during your energy audit.
  3. Seal attic leaks and spray expanding foam into crevices in your foundation. The energy audit can help discover these issues.
  4. Install a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility bills, depending on the brand.
  5. Switch your ceiling fan to spin left to right, which will send hot air down.
  6. Add a draft stopper to keep cold air where it should go—outside. Buy or create ones to suit your windowsills or entryway.
  7. Choose energy-efficient window coverings, 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 comparably as efficient and generally more sensibly priced.
  8. Make the best use of 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.
  9. Replace aging or single-pane windows with energy-efficient products from Pella.

4 Extra Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows

Energy-efficient windows have more upsides than just keeping utility costs in check.

They can:

  1. Help control condensation.
  2. Last longer, because they manage water that can cause your windows to stop working sooner.
  3. Increase indoor air quality.
  4. Reduce environmental impact by consuming 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 have the right option for your weather, wherever where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection gives the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s targeted for distinct climate types.

How it Works

Additional panes of glass give more energy efficiency for your home. Many Pella® options come with dual panes, while some product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Contact your local Beltsville Pella professionals for more specifics.

We insert argon, a transparent, nontoxic gas thicker than air, between the panes of glass. This provides extra insulation from the cold—and heat.

Low-Emissivity (Low-E) glass coatings:

  • Redirect heat into your home into the winter
  • Move heat away from your home in the summer
  • Block most of the sun’s harmful UV rays, helping avoid fading 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* works for the majority of climates. It’s a favorite 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 suited for northern climates. The unique Low-E technology delivers balanced insulation from cool winters and mild 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 supplies superior insulation from the cold while letting the sun’s heat to circulate and warm your home.

We Can Help You Find the Right Product for Your Home

Our experts at Pella of Beltsville can help you find the right energy-efficient product and glass possibilities for your home. Stop by our showroom or contact our team at (301) 685-1715. 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.

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