5 ENERGY STAR Window Shopping Tips

Buy with confidence by following these tips.

If your home needs replacement windows, odds are you have questions about how to choose just the right windows for your home without spending too much. There are many styles and options to choose from, but don’t forget to keep energy-efficiency at the forefront of your consideration.

To take the guesswork out of choosing the ideal windows for your region, ENERGY STAR labels will tell you whether a window performs well in your climate based on ratings from the National Fenestration Rating Council. Every ENERGY STAR window, door and skylight is independently certified and verified to perform at levels that meet or exceed energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Here are the window shopping 5 tips recommended by ENERGY STAR  to ensure maximum energy savings:

1. Determine your ENERGY STAR Climate Zone

It’s important to select windows or skylights that are suited to the type of climate you live in. Select your state and county to find your climate zone and learn more about picking the best product for your area!

5 ENERGY STAR Window Shopping Tips - Find Your Zone

2. Visit Kelly-Fradet to learn about ENERGY STAR certified windows or skylights

In addition to having a wealth of information about your window options, we are an Andersen Windows Circle of Excellence Dealer. We offer a wide range of ENERGY STAR certified brands, including Marvin, Andersen, Jeld-Wen, Velux, and more.

3. Look for the ENERGY STAR label for your climate zone

All ENERGY STAR certified products must display the ENERGY STAR label. Check the label to make sure the product you are considering is certified to meet the criteria for your area. The ENERGY STAR label appears on the product next to the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) label, like this example of a window qualifying in the Northern and North-Central climate zones:

5 ENERGY STAR Window Shopping Tips - ENERGY START Label

4. Ask a Kelly-Fradet expert for ENERGY STAR when ordering

When visiting our showroom, make sure to ask for a product that is certified to meet the ENERGY STAR criteria for your climate zone. You can choose ENERGY STAR certified windows in a variety of framing materials to suit your needs.

Visit a Kelly-Fradet showroom to begin browsing ENERGY STAR certified windows today!

Sources: https://www.energystar.gov/products/building_products/residential_windows_doors_and_skylights/buying_installing_right_product