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9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Wilmington Winters

9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Wilmington Winters

Controlling heating costs doesn’t mean you need to switch your thermostat on a low temp. There are several quick you can take to keep your Wilmington home comfy throughout the winter.

If you have outdated, leaky windows, now is an ideal time to contemplate installing new ones. Did you realize your home leaks most of its warmth through windows and doors?

Windows solely can account for a 30 percent energy loss. And other minor leaks in your attic and basement can total up rapidly. A normal home has enough leaks to be comparable to leaving a medium-sized window ajar 24 hours a day!

At Pella of Wilmington, we’re passionate about improving energy efficiency. Discover 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 several ways you can have a comfortable home while keeping heating costs in check.

  1. Request an energy audit through your utility company. It helps identify leaks and methods 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 bills.
  2. 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 advice for insulation during your energy audit.
  3. Plug attic leaks and spray expanding foam into crevices in your foundation. The energy audit can help find these issues.
  4. Install 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 left to right, which will move warm air down.
  6. Get a draft stopper to keep cold air where it should go—outside. Buy or make ones to fit your windowsills or entryway.
  7. Select energy-efficient window treatments, 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 efficient and usually less expensive.
  8. Benefit from southern-facing windows. Keep curtains open during the day to let sunlight heat the room. Close them at night to cover the cool 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 benefits than simply keeping energy bills reasonable.

They can:

  1. Help handle condensation.
  2. Last longer, because they manage moisture that can cause your windows to break down prematurely.
  3. Increase indoor air quality.
  4. Lower environmental impact by using not as much energy.

Boost Your Efficiency with Pella’s Glass Options

Take your energy efficiency to the next level with special glass options from Pella.

We provide the right style for your climate, regardless of where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection presents the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s created for certain climate types.

How it Works

Extra panes of glass provide more energy efficiency for your home. Many Pella® models include dual panes, while certain product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Contact your local Wilmington Pella professionals for more details.

We add argon, a clear, nontoxic gas thicker than air, between the panes of glass. This provides additional insulation from the cold—and heat.

Low-Emissivity (Low-E) glass coatings:

  • Send heat into your home into the winter
  • Redirect heat away from your home in the summer
  • Filter most of the sun’s hazardous UV rays, helping end bleaching to your carpet

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* works for a lot of climates. It’s a preferred 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 unique Low-E technology delivers even 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 delivers superior insulation from the cold while permitting the sun’s heat to circulate and warm your home.

We Can Help You Find the Right Product for Your Home

Our experts at Pella of Wilmington can help you choose the right energy-efficient product and glass styles for your home. Come to our showroom or reach out to our team at 910-218-9596. 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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