Monitoring heating costs doesn’t mean you must turn your thermostat on a cold temp. There are a few easy steps you can take to keep your Memphis home comfortable throughout the winter.
If you have aging, drafty windows, now is a good time to think about replacing them. Did you know your home loses a lot of its conditioned air through windows and doors?
Windows on their own can account for a 30 percent energy loss. And other seemingly insignificant leaks in your attic and basement can count up quickly. A standard home has enough leaks to be like keeping a medium-sized window open every day!
At Pella of Memphis, we’re committed to bettering energy efficiency. Find out how you can improve 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 warm home while keeping heating bills in check.
- Request an energy audit through your utility company. It helps locate leaks and methods to increase energy efficiency. This audit can be free or inexpensive, depending on your utility company. And it can help you save 5–30 percent on your energy costs.
- Add more 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 recommendations for insulation during your energy audit.
- Stop attic leaks and spray expanding foam into cracks in your foundation. The energy audit can help find these problems.
- Get a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility costs, depending on the brand.
- Adjust your ceiling fan to rotate clockwise, which will send hot air down.
- Add a draft stopper to keep cold air where it should go—outside. Buy or create ones to work with your windowsills or entryway.
- Choose 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 comparably as functional and usually more sensibly priced.
- Benefit from southern-facing windows. Keep window coverings open during the day to let sunlight heat the room. Draw them at night to cover the cold glass.
- Replace outdated or single-pane windows with energy-efficient options from Pella.
4 Extra Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows
Energy-efficient windows have more advantages than simply keeping utility costs reasonable.
- Help manage condensation.
- Last longer, because they handle condensation that can cause your windows to stop working prematurely.
- Enhance indoor air quality.
- Lower environmental impact by needing less energy.
Boost Your Efficiency with Pella’s Glass Options
Take your energy efficiency to the next level with exclusive glass styles from Pella.
We provide the right option for your climate, 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
Extra panes of glass provide more protection for your home. Many Pella® styles come with dual panes, while select product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Ask your local Memphis Pella professionals for more information.
We include 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:
- Reflect heat into your home into the winter
- Redirect heat away from your home in the summer
- Filter most of the sun’s dangerous UV rays, helping end fading 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 a lot of climates. It’s a popular alternative because it insulates 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 provides uniform insulation from chilly winters and temperate summers.
4. NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon
NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon2*** is suited 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 flow in and heat your home.
We Can Help You Find the Right Product for Your Home
Our specialists at Pella of Memphis can help you locate the right energy-efficient product and glass options for your home. Visit our showroom or contact our team at 901-401-9399. 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.