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9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Nashville Winters

9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Nashville Winters

Controlling heating costs doesn’t mean you need to turn your thermostat on a cold temp. There are a couple simple you can take to keep your Nashville home comfortable throughout the winter.

If you have outdated, poorly fitted windows, now is an ideal time to contemplate installing new ones. Did you realize your home loses a lot of its warmth through windows and doors?

Windows solely can account for a 30 percent energy loss. And other seemingly insignificant leaks in your attic and basement can add up quickly. A normal home has enough leaks to be like having a medium-sized window open 24 hours a day!

At Pella of Nashville, we’re dedicated to improving energy efficiency. Learn 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 couple of ways you can have a warm home while keeping heating costs low.

  1. Request an energy audit through your utility company. It helps locate leaks and tips to increase energy efficiency. This audit can be free or reasonable, depending on your location. And it can help you save 5–30 percent on your energy expenses.
  2. Add additional 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 recommendations for insulation during your energy audit.
  3. Stop attic leaks and spray expanding foam into crevices in your foundation. The energy audit can help discover these problems.
  4. Buy a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility bills, depending on the model.
  5. Set your ceiling fan to move left to right, which will push hot air down.
  6. Use a draft stopper to keep chilly air in its place—outside. Buy or make ones to suit your windowsills or entryway.
  7. 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 generally more sensibly priced.
  8. Take advantage of southern-facing windows. Keep window treatments open during the day to let sunlight warm the room. Shut them at night to cover the cold glass.
  9. Replace aging 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 heating and cooling expenses reasonable.

They can:

  1. Help manage condensation.
  2. Last longer, because they control water that can cause your windows to break down prematurely.
  3. Improve indoor air quality.
  4. Reduce environmental impact by needing a smaller amount of energy.

Boost Your Efficiency with Pella’s Glass Options

Take your energy efficiency to the next step with exclusive glass solutions from Pella.

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

How it Works

More panes of glass give more protection for your home. Many Pella® models are available with dual panes, while certain product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Contact your local Nashville Pella professionals for more information.

We include argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas thicker than air, between the panes of glass. This offers 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
  • Filter most of the sun’s dangerous UV rays, helping prevent dulling 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 many climates. It’s a popular choice 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 unique Low-E technology delivers even insulation from moderate winters and pleasant summers.

4. NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon

NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon2*** is best for snowy climates like the far northern U.S. and Canada. It supplies exceptional 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 specialists at Pella of Nashville can help you find the right energy-efficient product and glass options for your home. Visit our showroom or contact our team at 615-348-8786. 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.

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