9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Jackson Winters
Managing heating costs doesn’t mean you need to switch your thermostat way down. There are several simple you can take to keep your Jackson home comfortable throughout heating season.
If you have old, leaky windows, now is a great time to consider replacing them. Were you aware your home lets out the majority of its warmth 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 fast. The average home has enough leaks to be comparable to having a medium-sized window ajar every day!
At Pella of Jackson, we’re dedicated to enhancing energy efficiency. Learn how you can boost your home’s comfort by requesting a free consultation.
9 Ways to Keep Energy Bills Low and Stay Warm
Here are a couple of ways you can have a cozy home while keeping heating costs down.
- Book an energy audit through your utility company. It helps find leaks and ways 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 bills.
- Add more 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 recommendations for insulation during your energy audit.
- Stop attic leaks and spray expanding foam into holes in your foundation. The energy audit can help find these problems.
- Buy a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility bills, depending on the type.
- Switch your ceiling fan to rotate clockwise, which will move heated air down.
- Get a draft stopper to keep frigid air where it belongs—outside. Buy or make ones to suit your windowsills or entryway.
- Choose energy-efficient window coverings, 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 comparably as functional and usually more reasonable.
- Take advantage of southern-facing windows. Keep window coverings open during the day to let sunlight heat the room. Close them at night to cover the cool glass.
- Replace aging or single-pane windows with energy-efficient options from Pella.
4 Extra Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows
Energy-efficient windows have more advantages than just keeping energy expenses reasonable.
- Help handle condensation.
- Last longer, because they manage water that can cause your windows to stop working sooner.
- Improve 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 have the right solution for your climate, regardless of where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection presents the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s targeted for certain climate types.
How it Works
More panes of glass provide more protection for your home. Many Pella® options come with dual panes, while select product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Contact your local Jackson Pella professionals for more details.
We add argon, a transparent, nontoxic gas heavier than air, between the panes of glass. This offers extra insulation from the cold—and heat.
Low-Emissivity (Low-E) glass coatings:
- Reflect 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 avoid dulling 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 compatible with the majority of climates. It’s a favorite 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 ideal for northern climates. The special Low-E technology provides balanced insulation from moderate winters and mild summers.
4. NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon
NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon2*** is ideal for frigid climates like the far northern U.S. and Canada. It supplies excellent insulation from the cold while letting the sun’s heat to circulate and heat your home.
We Can Help You Find the Right Product for Your Home
Our professionals at Pella of Jackson can help you choose the right energy-efficient product and glass options for your home. Stop by our showroom or call our team at 307-733-0535. We can help answer 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.