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9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Newport Winters

9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Newport Winters

Managing heating costs doesn’t mean you must switch your thermostat on a cold temp. There are a few easy steps you can take to keep your Newport home cozy throughout the winter.

If you have old, drafty windows, now is a great time to think about installing new ones. Did you know your home leaks the majority of its heat through windows and doors?

Windows on their own can amount to a 30 percent energy loss. And other seemingly insignificant leaks in your attic and basement can add up quickly. A standard home has enough leaks to be similar to having a medium-sized window wide open 24 hours a day!

At Pella of Newport, we’re committed to enhancing energy efficiency. Learn how you can increase your home’s comfort by requesting 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 find leaks and ways to boost 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 bills.
  2. Add extra 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 provide advice for insulation during your energy audit.
  3. Stop attic leaks and spray expanding foam into holes in your foundation. The energy audit can help locate these leaks.
  4. Buy a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility expenses, depending on the brand.
  5. Switch your ceiling fan to move clockwise, which will move heated air down.
  6. Use a draft stopper to keep chilly air in its place—outside. Buy or build ones to fit your windowsills or entryway.
  7. Select energy-efficient window coverings, like quilted curtains or cellular honeycomb shades. Honeycomb shades can decrease heat loss by 40 percent or more during heating season. Insulated window quilts are similarly as functional and usually more sensibly priced.
  8. Make the best use of southern-facing windows. Keep curtains open during the day to let sunlight heat the room. Draw them at night to cover the chilly glass.
  9. Replace old 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 heating and cooling expenses reasonable.

They can:

  1. Help handle condensation.
  2. Last longer, because they manage moisture that can cause your windows to break down more quickly.
  3. Enhance indoor air quality.
  4. 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 options from Pella.

We have the right style for your area, wherever where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection gives the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s created for distinct climate types.

How it Works

More panes of glass give more protection for your home. Many Pella® styles come with dual panes, while certain product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Contact your local Newport Pella professionals for more information.

We insert argon, a transparent, nontoxic gas heavier than air, between the panes of glass. This gives more insulation from the cold—and heat.

Low-Emissivity (Low-E) glass coatings:

  • Redirect heat into your home into the winter
  • Direct heat away from your home in the summer
  • Block most of the sun’s dangerous UV rays, helping end fading to your flooring

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 suitable for many climates. It’s a popular 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 best for northern climates. The exclusive Low-E technology delivers 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 snowy climates like the far northern U.S. and Canada. It provides superior insulation from the cold while permitting the sun’s heat to flow in and warm your home.

We Can Help You Find the Right Product for Your Home

Our specialists at Pella of Newport can help you locate the right energy-efficient product and glass possibilities for your home. Visit our showroom or call our team at 401-314-0814. 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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