Is your home cold and drafty during wintertime? Do you want to lower your energy bill as well as decrease the impact you make on the environment?
You’re not alone. There’s a chance your home may not be as energy efficient as it should be. Investing in ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency, with Siding & Windows Group, can save you money and make your living spaces more comfortable, especially during the cold, winter months. Adding energy-saving windows by Pella can be a great way to start.
Recognize When You Need New Windows
There are some common warning signs that indicate you can benefit from installing replacement windows. Perhaps you’re noticing these issues around your home:
- Age of home — If your windows were installed over 30 years ago, they are likely inefficient by today’s standards.
- Quality of windows — Some builders use low-quality windows which are less expensive but create higher energy use in the long-term.
- Damaged windows — If your windows don’t properly open and close, have gaps between frame and walls, or are broken, they’re likely to produce drafts that drive up utility bills.
New windows by Pella can solve these issues and help you enjoy better energy savings for years to come.
6 Ways Pella Windows Give You Energy Efficiency
Here’s a closer look at the reasons why installing energy-efficient Pella windows is an excellent way to save on your energy bill and keep your home warm and comfortable this winter.
1. Multiple Panes of Glass
Single-pane windows may cost less initially to install, but they result in higher electric bills through the years. Since they have no insulation, single-pane windows let go of too much valuable heat during winter and cool air during the summer. And they also fail to block noise intrusion as well as multi-paned glass.
Pella designs dual-pane and triple-pane energy-efficient windows that slow conduction and provide efficient sound comfort.
2. Argon Between Panes of Glass
When there is a temperature difference between the outdoors and inside your home, a process called conduction occurs. Your home’s warm heat in winter will try to escape outdoors, and cold outdoor air will try to seep inside.
Adding inert gas between double- or triple-paned windows provides excellent insulation, nearly eliminating money-wasting heat loss. Argon, the most commonly used of these gases, is colorless, non-toxic and denser than air, preventing the conduction process from happening.
Pella’s gas-filled windows drastically reduce energy loss, keep your home more comfortable, and prevent your heat from kicking on constantly.
3. Low-E Glass Coating
One energy-saving feature of Pella windows is the low-emissivity (Low-E) technology of their InsulShield glass collection. Pella windows are designed to withstand the frigid winter weather of the Chicago area.
The virtually invisible Low-E coating helps window glass reflect heat, keeping a house just the right temperature inside. Your Pella windows will have great insulation, keeping your energy bill lower and your home warmer, even though it’s cold outside.
4. Window Frame Options
Drafts happen when there are gaps around doors and windows instead of a firm seal. Over time, those gaps can become so large that vast amounts of heated air from within your home can escape, and cold air from outside can come in. With even the tiniest of gaps between window sashes and the frame—or the frame and the wall, expensive energy can be lost.
Energy-saving Pella windows come in versatile window frame options that create a firm seal against drafts. Wood, fiberglass, and vinyl frames are available, and all of them are designed to be energy-saving and insulating, avoiding as much air infiltration as possible. And they look beautiful too!
5. Professional Window Installation
The design of the perfect window or patio door is not all that matters when it comes to saving energy during cold winter months. Having them properly installed is just as vital. An expert, detail-oriented installation company knows how to place your new windows perfectly, fitting them with precision into your walls. They know when and how to add insulating foam around the window frames to prevent unwanted air leakage.
Professionally installed Pella windows provide peace of mind that your energy-saving window will actually save the money you expect them to. And as a Pella Windows Certified Contractor, our team is properly trained and experienced in getting you the full advantages of your replacement windows, including the full benefits of any warranties.
6. Energy Star Partner
Every window made by Pella is Energy Star rated, meaning they meet or exceed the environment protection standards in every state of the nation, including Illinois. So, Pella windows are perfect for the needs of Chicago homeowners.
Especially during the winter months, Energy Star windows help minimize draftiness, keeping your home comfortable and reducing its energy needs. Newly installed windows that meet Energy Star standards, as Pella windows do, save homes around the country between $101-600 each year. You’ll save on energy and protect the environment at the same time.
Stay Comfortable All Year-Round with Pella Windows
Installing Pella replacement windows is an excellent way to boost energy efficiency and increase your savings this winter. With our Pella Certification, you can trust that Siding & Windows Group will install your Pella window with precision—so you can relax and enjoy your home. Learn more about how we can give you new windows you love, year-round.