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9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Denver Winters

9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Denver Winters

Monitoring heating costs doesn’t mean you must turn your thermostat on a low temp. There are several simple you can take to keep your Denver home cozy throughout the winter.

If you have old, poorly fitted windows, now is a great time to think about getting new ones. Were you aware your home leaks a lot of its warmth through windows and doors?

Windows on their own can account for a 30 percent energy loss. And other seemingly insignificant leaks in your attic and basement can add up fast. A normal home has enough leaks to be comparable to keeping a medium-sized window wide open all day!

At Pella of Denver, we’re committed to bettering energy efficiency. Find out 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 warm home while keeping heating expenses down.

  1. Request an energy audit through your utility company. It helps identify leaks and ways to boost 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 expenses.
  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 make recommendations for insulation during your energy audit.
  3. Seal attic leaks and spray expanding foam into holes in your foundation. The energy audit can help discover these leaks.
  4. Install a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility bills, depending on the brand.
  5. Adjust your ceiling fan to move the other way, which will push heated air down.
  6. Use a draft stopper to keep chilly air where it should go—outside. Buy or make ones to fit your windowsills or entryway.
  7. Pick energy-efficient window solutions, 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 similarly as effective and generally more reasonable.
  8. 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 chilly glass.
  9. Replace outdated or single-pane windows with energy-efficient solutions from Pella.

4 Extra Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows

Energy-efficient windows have more advantages than only keeping energy costs reasonable.

They can:

  1. Help control condensation.
  2. Last longer, because they handle condensation that can cause your windows to break down prematurely.
  3. Enhance indoor air quality.
  4. Lessen environmental impact by consuming a smaller amount of energy.

Boost Your Efficiency with Pella’s Glass Options

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

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

How it Works

Additional panes of glass give more defense for your home. Many Pella® styles are available with dual panes, while select product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Contact your local Denver Pella professionals for more specifics.

We include argon, a transparent, nontoxic gas thicker than air, between the panes of glass. This gives additional insulation from the cold—and heat.

Low-Emissivity (Low-E) glass coatings:

  • Reflect heat into your home into the winter
  • Redirect heat away from your home in the summer
  • Filter most of the sun’s harmful UV rays, helping prevent fading 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* works for a lot of climates. It’s a preferred 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 best for northern climates. The exclusive Low-E technology delivers uniform insulation from chilly winters and pleasant summers.

4. NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon

NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon2*** is ideal for arctic climates like the far northern U.S. and Canada. It delivers excellent 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 professionals at Pella of Denver can help you find the right energy-efficient product and glass options for your home. Stop by our showroom or reach out to our team at (888) 841-5667. 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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