Managing heating costs doesn’t mean you have to turn your thermostat way down. There are several simple you can take to keep your Timonium home comfy throughout the winter.
If you have old, poorly fitted windows, now is a great time to contemplate replacing them. Did you realize your home loses most of its warmth through windows and doors?
Windows on their own can amount to a 30 percent energy loss. And other minor leaks in your attic and basement can count up fast. A standard home has enough leaks to be similar to keeping a medium-sized window ajar every day!
At Pella of Timonium, we’re committed to improving energy efficiency. Discover how you can increase your home’s comfort by scheduling a free consultation.
9 Ways to Keep Energy Bills Low and Stay Warm
Here are several ways you can have a comfortable home while keeping heating expenses in check.
- Request an energy audit through your utility company. It helps identify leaks and ways to enhance energy efficiency. This audit can be free or low cost, depending on where you live. 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 least 6–13 inches of loose fill or 7–19 inches of fiberglass. Your utility company can make recommendations for insulation during your energy audit.
- Seal attic leaks and spray expanding foam into holes in your foundation. The energy audit can help find these leaks.
- Buy a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility bills, depending on the brand.
- Switch your ceiling fan to move clockwise, which will push heated air down.
- Add a draft stopper to keep chilly air where it should go—outside. Buy or create ones to fit your windowsills or entryway.
- Choose energy-efficient window solutions, like quilted curtains or cellular honeycomb shades. Honeycomb shades can reduce heat loss by 40 percent or more during heating season. Insulated window quilts are similarly as efficient and usually more sensibly priced.
- Benefit from southern-facing windows. Keep curtains open during the day to let sunlight add comfort to the room. Draw them at night to cover the cold glass.
- Replace old or single-pane windows with energy-efficient products from Pella.
4 Extra Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows
Energy-efficient windows have more advantages than simply keeping utility expenses low.
- Help manage condensation.
- Last longer, because they manage water that can cause your windows to stop working prematurely.
- Enhance indoor air quality.
- Lower environmental impact by using a smaller amount of energy.
Boost Your Efficiency with Pella’s Glass Options
Take your energy efficiency to the next step with proprietary glass styles from Pella.
We offer the right style for your climate, no matter where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection gives the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s targeted for certain climate types.
How it Works
Extra panes of glass give more energy efficiency for your home. Many Pella® options include dual panes, while select product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Contact your local Timonium Pella professionals for more details.
We insert argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas thicker than air, between the panes of glass. This offers more 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
- Stop most of the sun’s dangerous UV rays, helping prevent bleaching 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 suitable for many 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 ideal for northern climates. The exclusive Low-E technology delivers uniform insulation from chilly winters and mild summers.
4. NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon
NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon2*** is best for snowy climates like the far northern U.S. and Canada. It delivers excellent insulation from the cold while allowing the sun’s heat to circulate and heat your home.
We Can Help You Find the Right Product for Your Home
Our specialists at Pella of Timonium can help you find the right energy-efficient product and glass styles for your home. Visit our showroom or reach out to our team at 301-354-3633. 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.