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  • Thursday October 30, 2014

    Reliabilt Windows

    trying to get more info on Reliabilt 3201 windows. Rated highly in Consumer Reports. Built by...

  • Thursday October 30, 2014

    Steel Lintels

    On a pocket install in a brick home are you capping the steel lintels or leaving exposed? I have done both but...

  • Thursday October 30, 2014

    Full Frame vs Pocket Replacement

    I have similar quotes for pocket (with Sunrise windows) and full frame replacement (with Great Lakes Lifestyles windows). The fellow quoting the pocket...

  • Thursday October 30, 2014

    Great Lakes Lifestyles window?

    Can someone please comment on the quality of the (Ply Gem) Great Lakes Lifestyles window?...

  • Monday October 27, 2014

    Window suggestion

    Hi, I was I believe previously registered here but can't remember my old username so had to re register under a new...

  • 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...

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Do it Yourself- Replacement Window Video

 

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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