ENERGY STAR Qualified Home Windows for Residents of Troy, Ohio
Thinking about buying new windows for your home in Troy, OH? If so, buy ENERGY STAR qualified windows. ENERGY STAR qualified windows are, by definition, the most energy efficient windows commercially available.
The ENERGY STAR label is limited to products that meet the stringent energy efficiency standards that are set by the U.S. Department of Energy. It can be found on home windows, doors, light bulbs, dishwashers, refrigerators, water heaters, TVs, computers, vacuums – just about every product that you come into contact with in your day-to-day life that uses energy can be ENERGY STAR qualified. Let’s look at what most ENERGY STAR qualified home windows have in common:
- High-quality frame materials (usually vinyl)
- Multiple panes of glass
- Low-E glass
- Gas fills (usually argon or krypton)
- Non-metal pane spacers
In order to officially receive the coveted ENERGY STAR designation, however, a window must (1) be manufactured by an ENERGY STAR partner company (2) be independently tested and certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council, and (3) have a U-Factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) above the U.S. Department of Energy minimums.
For more information about ENERGY STAR qualified home windows and why they can be such an excellent investment, contact Erie Construction today. The windows that we install on homes in Troy, Ohio, all bear the ENERGY STAR certification label. Our windows feature three panes of glass, gas fills, non-metal spacers, and heavy-duty, low-maintenance vinyl frames.