9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Cheyenne Winters
Managing heating costs doesn’t mean you have to switch your thermostat on a cold temp. There are a few simple you can take to keep your Cheyenne home comfortable throughout cold weather.
If you have old, drafty windows, now is an ideal time to think about getting new ones. Did you know your home loses a lot of its warmth through windows and doors?
Windows solely can account for a 30 percent energy loss. And other small leaks in your attic and basement can add up fast. A normal home has enough leaks to be comparable to leaving a medium-sized window open 24 hours a day!
At Pella of Cheyenne, we’re dedicated to bettering energy efficiency. Learn how you can boost 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 cozy home while keeping heating expenses low.
- Schedule an energy audit through your utility company. It helps identify leaks and ways 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 expenses.
- 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 suggestions for insulation during your energy audit.
- Seal attic leaks and spray expanding foam into holes in your foundation. The energy audit can help locate these leaks.
- Install a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility expenses, depending on the model.
- Adjust your ceiling fan to rotate the other way, which will push heated air down.
- Use a draft stopper to keep cold air where it belongs—outside. Buy or create ones to work with your windowsills or entryway.
- Pick energy-efficient window treatments, 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 comparably as effective and often more reasonable.
- Benefit from southern-facing windows. Keep curtains open during the day to let sunlight warm the room. Close them at night to cover the cold glass.
- Replace outdated or single-pane windows with energy-efficient products from Pella.
4 Extra Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows
Energy-efficient windows have more benefits than just keeping energy expenses in check.
- Help control condensation.
- Last longer, because they manage condensation that can cause your windows to deteriorate prematurely.
- Improve indoor air quality.
- Lessen environmental impact by using a smaller amount of energy.
Boost Your Efficiency with Pella’s Glass Options
Take your energy efficiency to the next step with special glass options from Pella.
We offer the right option for your climate, wherever where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection gives the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s created for specific climate types.
How it Works
Extra panes of glass provide more defense for your home. Many Pella® styles include dual panes, while some product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Contact your local Cheyenne Pella professionals for more specifics.
We insert argon, a transparent, nontoxic gas heavier 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
- Direct heat away from your home in the summer
- Filter 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* is suitable for many climates. It’s a favorite 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 provides even insulation from moderate winters and mild summers.
4. NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon
NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon2*** is suited for arctic climates like the far northern U.S. and Canada. It provides 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 experts at Pella of Cheyenne can help you find the right energy-efficient product and glass options for your home. Stop by our showroom or call our team at 307-632-6373. 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.