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9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Scottsdale Winters

9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Scottsdale Winters

Managing heating costs doesn’t mean you need to set your thermostat on a low temp. There are a couple simple you can take to keep your Scottsdale home comfy throughout heating season.

If you have aging, leaky windows, now is a good time to consider replacing them. Did you know your home lets out a lot 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 fast. The average home has enough leaks to be comparable to leaving a medium-sized window wide open 24 hours a day!

At Pella of Scottsdale, we’re committed to improving energy efficiency. Find out how you can boost 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 a few ways you can have a warm home while keeping heating bills in check.

  1. Request an energy audit through your utility company. It helps locate leaks and methods to enhance energy efficiency. This audit can be free or inexpensive, depending on your location. And it can help you save 5–30 percent on your energy bills.
  2. Add extra 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 provide suggestions for insulation during your energy audit.
  3. Plug attic leaks and spray expanding foam into holes in your foundation. The energy audit can help locate these problems.
  4. Install a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility bills, depending on the model.
  5. Switch your ceiling fan to move clockwise, which will move warm air down.
  6. Get a draft stopper to keep chilly air where it belongs—outside. Buy or build ones to work with your windowsills or entryway.
  7. Choose energy-efficient window treatments, like quilted curtains or cellular honeycomb shades. Honeycomb shades can reduce heat loss by 40 percent or more during cold weather. Insulated window quilts are comparably as efficient and generally more reasonable.
  8. Make the best use of southern-facing windows. Keep window treatments open during the day to let sunlight warm the room. Close them at night to cover the chilly glass.
  9. Replace outdated 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 energy costs low.

They can:

  1. Help manage condensation.
  2. Last longer, because they manage water that can cause your windows to deteriorate more quickly.
  3. Increase indoor air quality.
  4. Lessen environmental impact by consuming not as much energy.

Boost Your Efficiency with Pella’s Glass Options

Take your energy efficiency to the next stage with exclusive glass options from Pella.

We offer the right solution for your weather, regardless of where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection presents the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s designed for specific climate types.

How it Works

Extra panes of glass provide more protection for your home. Many Pella® styles are available with dual panes, while select product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Ask your local Scottsdale Pella professionals for more details.

We add argon, a clear, nontoxic gas denser than air, between the panes of glass. This gives more 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
  • Block 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 favorite 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 best for northern climates. The unique Low-E technology delivers even insulation from moderate winters and temperate 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 letting the sun’s heat to come in and heat your home.

We Can Help You Find the Right Product for Your Home

Our experts at Pella of Scottsdale 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 480-296-2022. 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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