ENERGY STAR Qualified Home Windows for Residents of Middletown, Ohio
If you are going to buy new windows for your home in Middletown, OH, be sure to buy windows that are ENERGY STAR qualified. ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program designed to help individuals and businesses save money and protect the environment by setting standards for the energy efficiency of certain products. Though no specific technologies are required in order for a window to earn the ENERGY STAR label, certain features are common. By and large, ENERGY STAR qualified home windows have multiple panes of glass, durable frames, and non-metallic pane “spacers.” Many go further and have low-emissivity glass gas fills in order to achieve the very best energy efficiency possible for a window.
While technologies can vary from window to window, a manufacturer must meet the following criteria if they want their home windows to be ENERGY STAR qualified:
- It must be an ENERGY STAR partner. (ENERGY STAR partners agree to measure, track, and benchmark energy performance; develop and implement a plan to improve energy performance; and educate their staff and the public about the achievements they have made through ENERGY STAR affiliation.)
- Its windows must be independently tested and certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).
- Its windows must have NFRC ratings that comply with U.S. Department of Energy guidelines.
For more information about what goes into making certain home windows ENERGY STAR qualified, contact Erie Construction. We proudly install ENERGY STAR qualified windows in Middletown, OH, and other communities throughout the Midwest. Our vinyl home windows feature the Triple 24/7 High-Performance Glass System – three panes of electronically and magnetically sealed glass filled with a pure inert gas. The result is a powerful wall of utility bill-lowering insulation, a window that the NFRC ranks as one of the most energy efficient available in America.