Monitoring heating costs doesn’t mean you have to switch your thermostat on a low temp. There are a few simple you can take to keep your Indianapolis home cozy throughout the winter.
If you have aging, leaky windows, now is a great time to think about installing new ones. Were you aware your home leaks most of its warmth through windows and doors?
Windows alone can amount to a 30 percent energy loss. And other small leaks in your attic and basement can total up rapidly. A standard home has enough leaks to be comparable to having a medium-sized window open 24 hours a day!
At Pella of Indianapolis, we’re passionate about enhancing energy efficiency. Find out how you can increase your home’s comfort by booking a free consultation.
9 Ways to Keep Energy Bills Low and Stay Warm
Here are a few ways you can have a cozy home while keeping heating costs down.
- Schedule an energy audit through your utility company. It helps locate leaks and tips to increase 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 costs.
- Add extra insulation in your attic. Depending on where you live, your home should have at minimum 6–13 inches of loose fill or 7–19 inches of fiberglass. Your utility company can make suggestions for insulation during your energy audit.
- Stop attic leaks and spray expanding foam into crevices in your foundation. The energy audit can help locate these issues.
- Install a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility bills, depending on the model.
- Switch your ceiling fan to rotate the other way, which will send heated air down.
- Get a draft stopper to keep frigid air where it belongs—outside. Buy or build ones to fit 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 during heating season. Insulated window quilts are equally as effective and generally more sensibly priced.
- Benefit from southern-facing windows. Keep window coverings open during the day to let sunlight warm the room. Shut them at night to cover the cold glass.
- Replace aging or single-pane windows with energy-efficient products from Pella.
4 Extra Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows
Energy-efficient windows have more benefits than only keeping heating and cooling expenses in check.
- Help manage condensation.
- Last longer, because they control moisture that can cause your windows to break down sooner.
- Increase indoor air quality.
- Reduce 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 proprietary glass styles from Pella.
We provide the right option for your weather, wherever where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection gives the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s targeted for distinct climate types.
How it Works
Extra panes of glass deliver more energy efficiency for your home. Many Pella® styles come with dual panes, while some product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Talk with your local Indianapolis Pella professionals for more information.
We insert argon, a clear, 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:
- Redirect heat into your home into the winter
- Redirect heat away from your home in the summer
- Stop most of the sun’s hazardous UV rays, helping prevent 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 favorite alternative 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 suited for northern climates. The special Low-E technology delivers even insulation from chilly 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 delivers superior 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 experts at Pella of Indianapolis can help you find the right energy-efficient product and glass styles for your home. Visit our showroom or call our team at 317-983-5922. 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.