Controlling heating costs doesn’t mean you must switch your thermostat way down. There are a few easy steps you can take to keep your Tysons Corner home comfortable throughout heating season.
If you have outdated, leaky windows, now is a great time to contemplate installing new ones. Were you aware your home loses most of its heat through windows and doors?
Windows solely can amount to a 30 percent energy loss. And other seemingly insignificant leaks in your attic and basement can total up fast. A standard home has enough leaks to be similar to having a medium-sized window wide open all day!
At Pella of Tysons Corner, we’re dedicated to improving energy efficiency. Discover 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 couple of ways you can have a warm home while keeping heating expenses in check.
- Schedule an energy audit through your utility company. It helps identify leaks and methods to boost energy efficiency. This audit can be free or reasonable, depending on where you live. 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.
- Plug attic leaks and spray expanding foam into crevices in your foundation. The energy audit can help locate these problems.
- Buy a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility bills, depending on the model.
- Switch your ceiling fan to move the other way, which will push heated air down.
- Get a draft stopper to keep cold air where it should go—outside. Buy or make ones to work with your windowsills or entryway.
- Choose energy-efficient window solutions, like quilted curtains or cellular honeycomb shades. Honeycomb shades can limit heat loss by 40 percent or more during cold weather. Insulated window quilts are equally as efficient and usually more reasonable.
- Benefit from 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 cool 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- Replace outdated or single-pane windows with energy-efficient products from Pella.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 simply keeping energy costs reasonable.
- Help handle condensation.
- Last longer, because they handle water that can cause your windows to break down more quickly.
- Improve indoor air quality.
- Reduce environmental impact by consuming not as much energy.
Boost Your Efficiency with Pella’s Glass Options
Take your energy efficiency to the next step with special glass options from Pella.
We provide the right option for your climate, wherever where you live. Our InsulShield® Glass Collection offers the most innovative, energy-saving choices. Plus, it’s designed for distinct climate types.
How it Works
More panes of glass provide more energy efficiency for your home. Many Pella® options come with dual panes, while some product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Contact your local Tysons Corner Pella professionals for more details.
We include argon, a transparent, nontoxic gas heavier than air, between the panes of glass. This provides additional 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
- Block 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* is suitable for the majority of climates. It’s a favorite option because it protects 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 delivers even insulation from cool winters and mild summers.
4. NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon
NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon2*** is best for arctic climates like the far northern U.S. and Canada. It provides exceptional insulation from the cold while letting the sun’s heat to circulate and warm your home.
We Can Help You Find the Right Product for Your Home
Our professionals at Pella of Tysons Corner can help you choose the right energy-efficient product and glass styles for your home. Come to our showroom or contact our team at 301-354-3689. 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.