If you need to replace your old, drafty windows, energy efficiency is probably at the top of your priority list. Fortunately, there are easy ways to tell if your windows are energy-efficient, not to mention plenty of windows on the market that have high marks in this category. And they all have something in common—the ENERGY STAR label.
You may have seen this blue label on windows (and other products). It appears on the product by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) label:
ENERGY STAR qualified replacement windows:
- Are manufactured by an ENERGY STAR partner
- Are independently tested and certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC)
- Have NFRC ratings that meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Most ENERGY STAR windows have a few common characteristics, including:
- High-quality frame material
- Multiple panes
- Low-e glass
- Gas fills between the panes
ENERGY STAR Benefits
ENERGY STAR qualified windows help:
Save money: Installing ENERGY STAR certified windows, doors, and skylights can shrink energy bills—and carbon footprints—by an average of 12 percent nationwide, compared to non-certified products.
Increase comfort: ENERGY STAR windows help keep your home’s temperature comfortable from room to room. No more drafts or chilly spots to avoid!
Protect your belongings: Many ENERGY STAR qualified windows have a special coating on the glass that helps protect your furniture and flooring from getting damaged by the sun’s UV rays.
ENERGY STAR Window Installation in Indianapolis
If you live in central Indiana and want to install the most energy-efficient windows possible for your home, Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie team has you covered. We offer ENERGY STAR qualified products from leading manufacturers that can help you maximize your home’s energy efficiency.
Contact us today to learn more about our window replacement services!