Monitoring heating costs doesn’t mean you need to set your thermostat on a low temp. There are a few simple you can take to keep your Binghamton home cozy throughout heating season.
If you have outdated, drafty windows, now is a good time to consider replacing them. Were you aware your home leaks the majority of its warmth through windows and doors?
Windows on their own can account for a 30 percent energy loss. And other minor leaks in your attic and basement can total up rapidly. The average home has enough leaks to be comparable to leaving a medium-sized window ajar all day!
At Pella of Binghamton, we’re committed to enhancing energy efficiency. Find out how you can improve your home’s comfort by requesting 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 costs low.
- Book an energy audit through your utility company. It helps locate leaks and tips to enhance energy efficiency. This audit can be free or low cost, depending on your utility company. And it can help you save 5–30 percent on your energy costs.
- Add extra 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 make advice for insulation during your energy audit.
- Plug attic leaks and spray expanding foam into holes in your foundation. The energy audit can help discover these leaks.
- Install a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility expenses, depending on the model.
- Set your ceiling fan to spin clockwise, which will send hot air down.
- Use a draft stopper to keep cold air where it belongs—outside. Buy or build ones to fit your windowsills or entryway.
- Choose energy-efficient window solutions, like quilted curtains or cellular honeycomb shades. Honeycomb shades can decrease heat loss by 40 percent or more in the winter. Insulated window quilts are comparably as effective and usually more sensibly priced.
- Take advantage of southern-facing windows. Keep window coverings open during the day to let sunlight heat the room. Shut them at night to cover the chilly 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- Replace outdated or single-pane windows with energy-efficient options from Pella.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 expenses reasonable.
- Help manage condensation.
- Last longer, because they manage moisture that can cause your windows to break down prematurely.
- Increase 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 stage with special glass solutions from Pella.
We provide the right option for your area, wherever where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection offers the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s created for distinct climate types.
How it Works
Additional panes of glass deliver more defense for your home. Many Pella® models are available with dual panes, while some product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Contact your local Binghamton Pella professionals for more information.
We include argon, a clear, nontoxic gas heavier than air, between the panes of glass. This provides more 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
- Stop most of the sun’s harmful UV rays, helping prevent 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* is compatible with a lot of climates. It’s a favorite 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 best for northern climates. The special Low-E technology offers balanced insulation from moderate winters and pleasant 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 provides exceptional insulation from the cold while allowing the sun’s heat to circulate and warm your home.
We Can Help You Find the Right Product for Your Home
Our specialists at Pella of Binghamton can help you choose the right energy-efficient product and glass possibilities for your home. Come to our showroom or reach out to our team at 607-296-0475. 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.