How Can Windows and Doors Improve Energy Efficiency?
Give Your Home an Energy Makeover
New windows and doors may improve your home’s energy efficiency! A survey or audit of a home’s energy usage and costs can identify specific ways to reduce your home energy bills. Many state energy offices and local utilities offer energy audit services or may be able to provide other sources for this service. ENERGY STAR offers a tool to assess your home and compare your household’s energy use to others across the country and to get recommendations for improvement.
JELD-WEN makes the right, energy efficient windows for your home. A window is more than just a pane of glass. It’s a complex unit that can be built in several combinations. Energy efficient windows feature an insulating glass unit of two or three panes as well as Low-E coatings, gas fill and a variety of engineering advancements that stop the transfer of heat and cold. Together these high-tech options make a glazing package.
Check the Compass: The direction windows and doors face can make a big difference in the sun’s intensity level within the home. South- and west-facing windows and doors require the highest level of UV protection.
Calculate the Savings: Beyond the initial purchase price of a product, consider the long-term value that energy efficient products offer in terms of annual measurable savings. In addition to the savings listed above, many local utilities offer rebates for purchasing ENERGY STAR certified windows and doors.
Is your home difficult to cool in the summer and heat in the winter? Maybe it’s time to conduct an energy audit and consider new or replacement windows and doors.
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Sources: http://www.jeld-wen.com/en-us/planning-projects/planning/energy-efficiency; http://www.jeld-wen.com/en-us/planning-projects/planning/where-you-live