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  • Saturday December 20, 2014

    SoftLite Imperial LS vs. Elements

    In the posts I read, the SoftLite Elements series were considered in the top 3, but we just received information on the SoftLite...

  • Sunday December 14, 2014

    Single Picture/Single Hung Hybrid to Two Double Hungs

    How involved would it be for an installer to remove one large (approx.) 64X66 window that consists of a center single hung and...

  • Thursday December 11, 2014

    Thermal Industries vs Okna in WI

    Looking at getting some replacement windows in Waukesha, just outside of Milwaukee. I have a quote for Thermal Industries and one for Okna,...

  • Tuesday December 9, 2014

    Glass Breakage

    That would more than likely be a "stress" crack. Either wind or temperature caused a fault in the glass to become a crack....

  • Saturday December 6, 2014

    What is the best energy efficient window for Dallas Texas

    Hi,
    I live in the Dallas-Ft Worth Texas area and need to replace 5 arched windows in the front of my house which...

  • Wednesday December 3, 2014

    Window Replacement Options

    I posted this on another forum before I found this replacement window specific forum. I know some people there also post here,...

  • Tuesday December 2, 2014

    Another need help with windows choice, Vytex, vs Soft-Lite..

    So I was set on Sunrise Vanguard windows, but the only seller in town messed up my order twice and was somewhat more...

  • Wednesday November 26, 2014

    How do I make this window square?

    I just installed my first replacement OKNA window. I took my time, checked for plumb level and square (or so I thought). Everything...

  • Sunday November 23, 2014

    Replacement window over very thin aluminum frame

    I am installing my first vinyl replacement window over an aluminum frame (stucco wall). In all the instructional videos and the instructions that...

  • Saturday November 22, 2014

    Reynolds Vinyl Window

    I purchased Reynolds Vinyl Windows in 1996 and they have condensation in most of them. I was told to get the model number...

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What is the ENERGY STAR Windows Program?

 

The ENERGY STAR Windows Program is an excellent place for homeowners to review their options for efficient replacement windows.

Originally, the Energy Star Program was founded in 1992 as a labeling program headed by the Enivronmental Protection Agency (EPA). At first, the labels were put only on computers and computer monitors, but soon thereafter, the Energy Star Program teamed up with the US Department of Energy, and by 1996, many more product categories began to gain the label including most if not all appliances and home improvement goods, such as replacement windows, doors, and skylights.

Now, the Energy Star Program is affiliated with over 15,000 private and public sector organizations that all help consumers find the energy efficient products they need, including replacement windows, doors, and skylights.

Amazingly, it was estimated that, through the Energy Star Program, $18 billion dollars was saved in 2008 alone; Every replacement window bearing the Energy Star label purchased and installed has helped, and will continue to help, this amount of savings rise year by year.

This trend is also due to the fact that more consumers than ever are aware of the Energy Star Program and its applicability to over 60 product categories including replacement windows, doors, and skylights

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