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9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Baton Rouge Winters

9 Ways to Increase Home Energy Efficiency During Baton Rouge Winters

Controlling heating costs doesn’t mean you need to switch your thermostat on a low temp. There are a couple easy steps you can take to keep your Baton Rouge home cozy throughout heating season.

If you have aging, drafty windows, now is a good time to think about getting new ones. Did you know your home lets out the majority of its heat through windows and doors?

Windows alone can be responsible for a 30 percent energy loss. And other seemingly insignificant leaks in your attic and basement can count up quickly. The average home has enough leaks to be like leaving a medium-sized window wide open every day!

At Pella of Baton Rouge, we’re dedicated to improving energy efficiency. Find out how you can boost your home’s comfort by booking 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 comfortable home while keeping heating costs low.

  1. Schedule an energy audit through your utility company. It helps identify leaks and methods to increase energy efficiency. This audit can be free or low cost, depending on where you live. And it can help you save 5–30 percent on your energy costs.
  2. Add extra 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 make advice 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 leaks.
  4. Install a smart thermostat, which can help you save 10–23 percent on utility costs, depending on the model.
  5. Switch your ceiling fan to move the other way, which will push hot air down.
  6. Add a draft stopper to keep chilly air where it should go—outside. Buy or create ones to suit 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 heating season. Insulated window quilts are similarly as functional and usually less expensive.
  8. Benefit from southern-facing windows. Keep curtains open during the day to let sunlight heat the room. Shut them at night to cover the chilly glass.
  9. Replace old or single-pane windows with energy-efficient solutions from Pella.

4 Extra Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows

Energy-efficient windows have more advantages than simply keeping heating and cooling bills in check.

They can:

  1. Help handle condensation.
  2. Last longer, because they manage condensation that can cause your windows to break down more quickly.
  3. Enhance indoor air quality.
  4. Lessen environmental impact by consuming a smaller amount of energy.

Boost Your Efficiency with Pella’s Glass Options

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

We have the right style for your weather, wherever 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

Additional panes of glass deliver more protection for your home. Many Pella® styles include dual panes, while select product lines can be upgraded to triple pane. Talk with your local Baton Rouge Pella professionals for more details.

We insert argon, a transparent, nontoxic gas heavier than air, between the panes of glass. This offers additional insulation from the cold—and heat.

Low-Emissivity (Low-E) glass coatings:

  • Redirect heat into your home into the winter
  • Redirect heat away from your home in the summer
  • Stop most of the sun’s harmful 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 many climates. It’s a favorite alternative 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 suited for northern climates. The exclusive Low-E technology provides uniform insulation from chilly winters and temperate 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 supplies superior insulation from the cold while permitting the sun’s heat to come in and warm your home.

We Can Help You Find the Right Product for Your Home

Our specialists at Pella of Baton Rouge can help you choose the right energy-efficient product and glass styles for your home. Stop by our showroom or reach out to our team at (877) 680-9334. 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.

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