How Do Replacement Windows Obtain the ENERGY STAR® Label?

When planning a window replacement project, one thing you should consider is energy efficiency. By paying some attention to this factor, you can determine ways to keep your home comfortable while saving on heating and cooling costs. With energy-efficient windows, your HVAC system doesn’t need to work as hard to keep your spaces pleasant. 

Keep on reading to learn how products like new replacement windows earn the ENERGY STAR® label.  

What Is the ENERGY STAR® Label?

ENERGY STAR was established to help consumers save money and keep the environment safe via energy-efficient products and practices. It aims to cut down greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants generated by inefficient energy use. 

Because of the ENERGY STAR label, you can identify and buy energy-efficient products, such as windows, that can help you save on energy costs without compromising features, performance and comfort. Just make sure to have your Midwest home’s new windows installed by a skilled contractor. Obtain and compare at least three estimates before hiring a contractor and don’t forget to do thorough research. 

How Do Windows Earn this Label?

A lot of ENERGY STAR® certified windows have similar product features, but these components are not required. Many certified windows have quality frame materials, which reduce heat transfer, improve insulation and are easy to maintain. These windows have at least two panes of glass that are filled with gases, such as argon and krypton. Energy-efficient windows have low-emissivity (low-e) coatings, which bounces back harmful ultraviolet light. 

At Renewal by Andersen® Midwest, we install high-quality Fibrex® windows. This material, made from wood fibers and polymers, is twice as strong as vinyl. Call us at (866) 609-5033, or fill our contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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