In our time of increasing environmental awareness and rising energy costs, homeowners are looking for ways to go “green” without breaking the bank. One way is to replace your inefficient windows. Of the homeowners “greening” their homes through remodeling projects, nearly half replace their windows.
Windows can account for between 10 and 25 percent of the total energy consumption for the heating and cooling of an average home. Installing energy-efficient windows can greatly reduce energy consumption and, most importantly, the amount of money required to comfortably heat and cool your home.
Look for dual-pane, gas-filled windows with Low-E glass coatings, and choose windows with the most energy-efficient spacers, as measured by their U-value (a measure of thermal efficiency).
Choosing the most energy-efficient windows can save you hundreds of dollars a year, spare the environment from millions of tons of CO2 and improve your windows’ thermal performance by 45 percent.
How can you start saving money and the environment? Look for window dealers who sell Green Shield Windows with Envirosealed Technology™. The Green Shield window label tells you at a glance which windows will decrease your home’s environmental impact and increase the amount of money in your bank account. For more information on Envirosealed Technology, visit www.EnvirosealedWindows.com.
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