April 24th, 2016 by Eco Choice
Are Your Windows ENERGY STAR Certified?
Did you know that if you replace your windows with ENERGY STAR certified windows, you can reduce your carbon footprint emissions by roughly 12%? This significant percentage is very impressive, and can help all families reduce the impact that their homes have on the environment. In addition to ENERGY STAR certified windows decreasing your heating and cooling bills, they can also protect valuables in your home that can be ruined by the glare of the sun. Let’s explore the benefits of ENERGY STAR certified windows in more detail.
Throughout the day, roughly 75% of the heat from your home in the summer comes from the sun protruding into your home through your windows. When more sun comes in, you typically turn up your air conditioning to make your home a more comfortable and cooler place to be in. However, ENERGY STAR certified windows can help reduce your need for more A/C. ENERGY STAR windows reduce the amount of heat that comes into your home through your windows, and do not block any light from entering. The glass on the windows prevent unwanted heat from entering your home without any tinting!
In the winter time, cold air also enters your home through your windows. Your windows are vulnerable to the cold air on both the outside and the interior glass. With ENERGY STAR certified windows, the interior glass prevents the cold from entering your home. The interior glass does not reflect what temperature it is on the outside, keeping your home at a perfect temperature at all times. ENERGY STAR certified windows keep the heat inside your home, and do not let the heat from your heating system leak out to the outdoors. If you obtain ENERGY STAR certified windows, you will not have to keep increasing the temperature of your home as it gets colder outside.
An additional benefit to ENERGY STAR certified windows is that they protect the valuables in your home from getting ruined by the glare of the sun. For example, if you have paintings or photographs hanging throughout your home that are in the sight of the glaring sun, they may start to fade and lose their colour. However, with ENERGY STAR certified windows, you can rest assured that the windows will protect the valuable pieces of art in your home. You will not need to worry about your paintings and photographs being ruined by the glare of the sun, so you can hang and place them anywhere you’d like!
ENERGY STAR certified windows are not only beneficial to protecting our environment, they are also beneficial in protecting and maintaining your home! These windows are so effective that you will immediately see a decrease in your heating and cooling bills as soon as you install them. It is actually incredible to see the difference ENERGY STAR certified windows can make when compared to regular windows. If you’d like to have ENERGY STAR certified windows installed in your home, or if you’d like to know more about how your windows can reduce your heating and cooling bills, visit Eco Choice Windows and Doors online at www.ecochoicewindows.ca or call us toll free at 1-855-273-3261.
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