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9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Kingston Winters

9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Kingston Winters

Monitoring heating costs doesn’t mean you need to set your thermostat on a low temp. There are a few easy steps you can take to keep your Kingston home cozy throughout cold weather.

If you have aging, drafty windows, now is an ideal time to consider replacing them. Did you know your home loses most of its warmth through windows and doors?

Windows alone can account for a 30 percent energy loss. And other seemingly insignificant leaks in your attic and basement can count up rapidly. A standard home has enough leaks to be comparable to having a medium-sized window ajar all day!

At Pella of Kingston, we’re dedicated to improving energy efficiency. Find out how you can increase your home’s comfort by booking a free consultation.

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9 Ways to Keep Energy Bills Low and Stay Warm

Here are a few ways you can have a warm home while keeping heating expenses low.

  1. Schedule an energy audit through your utility company. It helps find leaks and methods to enhance energy efficiency. This audit can be free or low cost, depending on your location. And it can help you save 5–30 percent on your energy expenses.
  2. 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 offer advice for insulation during your energy audit.
  3. Seal attic leaks and spray expanding foam into crevices 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 expenses, depending on the type.
  5. Set your ceiling fan to spin the other way, which will send hot air down.
  6. Add a draft stopper to keep frigid air where it belongs—outside. Buy or build ones to suit your windowsills or entryway.
  7. Choose energy-efficient window coverings, like quilted curtains or cellular honeycomb shades. Honeycomb shades can decrease heat loss by 40 percent or more during cold weather. Insulated window quilts are equally as functional and usually more reasonable.
  8. Make the best use of southern-facing windows. Keep curtains open during the day to let sunlight warm the room. Close them at night to cover the chilly glass.
  9. 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 simply keeping heating and cooling bills low.

They can:

  1. Help handle condensation.
  2. Last longer, because they manage condensation that can cause your windows to break down sooner.
  3. Improve 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 offer the right style for your weather, regardless of where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection gives the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s designed for distinct climate types.

How it Works

Additional panes of glass deliver more energy efficiency for your home. Many Pella® models come with dual panes, while select product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Talk with your local Kingston Pella professionals for more information.

We add argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas thicker than air, between the panes of glass. This offers extra insulation from the cold—and heat.

Low-Emissivity (Low-E) glass coatings:

  • Send heat into your home into the winter
  • Move heat away from your home in the summer
  • Filter most of the sun’s hazardous 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* works for a lot of climates. It’s a popular 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 exclusive Low-E technology delivers balanced insulation from cool winters and pleasant summers.

4. NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon

NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon2*** is suited for frigid climates like the far northern U.S. and Canada. It supplies superior 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 experts at Pella of Kingston can help you locate the right energy-efficient product and glass options for your home. Stop by our showroom or reach out to our team at 845-663-1025. 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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