Managing heating costs doesn’t mean you have to switch your thermostat way down. There are a few easy steps you can take to keep your Fargo home comfy throughout heating season.
If you have outdated, poorly fitted windows, now is a great time to consider getting new ones. Did you know your home leaks most of its conditioned air through windows and doors?
Windows solely can be responsible for a 30 percent energy loss. And other minor leaks in your attic and basement can total up fast. A normal home has enough leaks to be similar to leaving a medium-sized window ajar all day!
At Pella of Fargo, we’re dedicated to enhancing energy efficiency. Learn how you can increase your home’s comfort by scheduling a free consultation.
9 Ways to Keep Energy Bills Low and Stay Warm
Here are a few ways you can have a warm home while keeping heating costs down.
- Schedule an energy audit through your utility company. It helps locate leaks and methods to boost energy efficiency. This audit can be free or inexpensive, depending on where you live. And it can help you save 5–30 percent on your energy costs.
- Add additional insulation in your attic. Depending on where you live, your home should have at least 6–13 inches of loose fill or 7–19 inches of fiberglass. Your utility company can offer suggestions for insulation during your energy audit.
- Plug attic leaks and spray expanding foam into cracks in your foundation. The energy audit can help discover these leaks.
- Buy a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility bills, depending on the model.
- Set your ceiling fan to spin left to right, which will send warm air down.
- Use a draft stopper to keep cold air where it should go—outside. Buy or create ones to suit your windowsills or entryway.
- Pick energy-efficient window solutions, 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 similarly as effective and usually more sensibly priced.
- Make the best use of southern-facing windows. Keep window coverings open during the day to let sunlight add comfort to the room. Close them at night to cover the cold glass.
- Replace aging or single-pane windows with energy-efficient options from Pella.
4 Extra Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows
Energy-efficient windows have more upsides than only keeping energy bills in check.
- Help handle condensation.
- Last longer, because they handle water that can cause your windows to stop working sooner.
- Enhance indoor air quality.
- Reduce environmental impact by needing less energy.
Boost Your Efficiency with Pella’s Glass Options
Take your energy efficiency to the next level with exclusive glass styles from Pella.
We provide the right option for your weather, regardless of where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection offers the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s created for specific climate types.
How it Works
Extra panes of glass provide more energy efficiency for your home. Many Pella® options come with dual panes, while select product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Contact your local Fargo Pella professionals for more specifics.
We include argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas heavier than air, between the panes of glass. This offers extra insulation from the cold—and heat.
Low-Emissivity (Low-E) glass coatings:
- Reflect heat into your home into the winter
- Direct heat away from your home in the summer
- Filter most of the sun’s hazardous UV rays, helping avoid 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* is suitable for the majority of climates. It’s a preferred choice because it insulates 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 offers balanced 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 supplies excellent 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 specialists at Pella of Fargo can help you find the right energy-efficient product and glass possibilities for your home. Come to our showroom or contact our team at 701-281-1390. We can help take care of 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.