You may already have seen ENERGY STAR® labels on replacement windows. ENERGY STAR is a voluntary Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification program that aims to create awareness of energy-efficient products to property owners. As a long-time supporter of this program, let Renewal by Andersen® explain why ENERGY STAR is important.
The Benefits of ENERGY STAR Certification
An energy-efficient home should be able to minimize heat transfer. The goal is to prevent indoor heat from escaping during cold days and from seeping in during hot days. This reduces your heating and cooling requirements and your monthly utility bills. Not all replacement windows are built the same, which is why they are rated by the program for energy efficiency.
Our parent company, Andersen Corporation, has supported ENERGY STAR since 1998. This support has carried over when Renewal by Andersen was later founded as their full-service window contractors. ENERGY STAR labels provide a simpler way of informing homeowners whether or not a product is energy-efficient.
How Renewal by Andersen Products Are ENERGY STAR-Certified
We submit our replacement windows and patio doors to ENERGY STAR for certification. One requirement is scoring at least 75 points before being certified. To speed up the process, ENERGY STAR has enabled manufacturers to benchmark their products and properties on their own using a standardized series of tests. We can then submit the results of the tests online. An ENERGY STAR Licensed Professional will then verify the information. In some cases, the EPA may ask some questions. Only after these steps can a product be ENERGY STAR-certified.
The ENERGY STAR labels should be prominently displayed alongside the NFRC label. You can see these products for yourself when you visit our showroom. Our knowledgeable sales team will be happy to explain these labels and provide more insight on how these ratings can help improve your home’s energy efficiency.
If you need replacement patio doors and windows, Renewal by Andersen of Seattle is a name that you can trust. To learn more about our ENERGY STAR-certified products, call us today at (206) 777-0954. You can also fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation consultation. We serve Seattle and the nearby WA areas.