Benefits of Installing Energy Star Windows
January 04, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency's energy star program approves home building materials including windows for energy savings and cost reduction. Energy star windows are typically constructed from layers of insulated glass. Here are some benefits of installing energy star windows in your home:
- Stabilize interior climate: Energy star insulated windows stabilize climate by eliminating drafts and protecting your home from weather extremes. Your air conditioning or heat won't seep out through leaky windows, and specially designed insulated glass guards against exterior heat, cold, and moisture.
- Prevent condensation and interior damage: Leaky windows can lead to obstructed vision due to moisture condensation. Exposure to direct sun can cause paint and furniture finish to fade and crack. Energy star windows can help preserve your decor.
- Rebates and tax credits may be available: Homeowners installing energy star windows may be eligible for utility rebates or a federal tax credit. Check here and with your local utility company and tax advisor for more information.
- Independently certified: Your energy star windows are independently certified to meet or surpass the US Department of Energy's standards for efficient energy.
Energy star windows are widely available through retailers and building contractors. Not all insulated glass windows are certified as energy star efficient; look for the the energy star logo. Professional installation is recommended for preserving your windows' warranty and achieving optimum energy savings. Installing energy star windows can improve your bottom line while adding to the comfort and appearance of your home.