As energy costs continue to rise, homeowners are looking for ways to improve the efficiency of their homes. One good option is to install energy-efficient windows if you’re building a new home, adding-on to an existing one or simply updating the look of your current home. They are all sorts of options available, but one of the best ways to start is to look for the Energy Star label.
Replacing single-pane windows with Energy Star-certified units can save $125 to $450 a year for a typical home, depending on your location. Energy Star windows also inhibit the formation of condensation on the glass and frame, shield the home from summer heat and help protect the home’s furnishings from damaging ultraviolet rays. Many manufacturers offer Energy Star windows, but here’s a short list to get you started. For more information on Energy Star windows, visit www.energystar.gov.
Hi-D and TimberCrown Windows
Atria Building Products
SunCoat Insulating Low-E Glass Windows
Impervia and ThermaStar Windows
Liberty Collection and Advantage Line Windows
Weather Shield Manufacturing