accounts for 50% to 70% of the energy used in the average home. More
and more people are leaning towards ways to save money on energy
costs and help the environment. Think about how much you can save by
installing Energy Star residential windows in your home.
There are several measures you can take to control your heating
costs. Replacing your windows is a good place to start.
While windows are wonderful for bringing light and warmth into your
home, they can also be major sources of conditioned air loss. Almost
half of U.S. homes have single pane glass windows that should be
replaced. An average household spends over 40% of its annual energy
budget on heating and cooling costs. You could reduce those bills by
up to 15% with ENERGY STARŪ windows.
ENERGY STAR is a voluntary partnership among the U.S. Department of
Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, product
manufacturers and local utilities. Partners help promote efficient
products by labeling with the ENERGY STAR logo and educating
consumers about the benefits of energy efficiency.
ENERGY STAR-labeled windows, doors and skylights are twice as
efficient as the average window produced just 10 years ago. New
materials, coatings, design and construction features, as well as
other innovations, make them a cost-effective investment. While
energy efficient windows cost more than standard models, they are
40% more efficient than products required under the most common
national building codes. Since most energy is produced by burning
fossil fuels in large power plants, you are helping the environment
by using energy more efficiently and therefore reducing air