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  • Thursday October 23, 2014

    Sunrise Essentials?

    I live in North Carolina and am planning on replacing the windows in my brick house (22 windows). Balancing costs and quality,...

  • Tuesday October 21, 2014

    Window Installation: Spray Foam

    In considering window contractors, is it considered a "red flag" if a contractor indicates they do not use spray foam on their installs...

  • Tuesday October 21, 2014

    Quaker Windows

    Has anyone heard of or used Quaker windows? A local company wants to sell these windows to me. Spec wise the...

  • Friday October 17, 2014

    Zen equivalents

    I contacted Soft-Lite, and they provided a dealer that offers Zen windows, which I'm told is the private label for Soft-Lite. While...

  • Thursday October 16, 2014

    Energy Wall by Polaris?

    I have been researching windows for awhile now and I just came across the energy wall window which I believe is made by...

  • Wednesday October 15, 2014

    AAMA MFG CODE

    I am trying to assist a homeowner locate the correct door manufacture, does anyone recognize the AAMA Mfg code MLB-1
    Thank You in...

  • Tuesday October 14, 2014

    Soft Lite Imperial LS - mold? Dirt?

    We had soft lite imperial LS installed 12/31/13. I have cleaned them 2x. Most face due east and receive pretty good...

  • Monday October 13, 2014

    Looking for comparison of Alside Mezzo vs Simmonton 6500

    Can anyone tell me which window is better? I have been given quotes on both of the above that are almost identical....

  • Sunday October 12, 2014

    (1) Hail damage, (2) Denver afternoon sun

    This board is very helpful, thanks! I have two questions.
    1) We recently had hail damage, and our screens...

  • Friday October 10, 2014

    HAYFIELD BRAND WINDOW QUESTION

    Has anyone heard of Hayfield brand windows - a Minnesota company? Any information as to quality/rating would be...

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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

Look for the Energy Star Label on the replacement windows you wish to purchase:
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