Energy Star Windows Dallas TX
Best Buy Windows & Siding installs Energy Star windows in Dallas for homes and new construction
Energy Star is a term that most every homeowner is familiar with when thinking of windows, appliances, and other items that the Department of Energy (DOE) monitors. As a major home improvement company, Best Buy Windows & Siding promotes energy efficiency in every window we install.
Who wouldn't want to save money on energy bills? Every dime we can save is critical with the present economy, as many people struggle with an escalated cost of living, including higher heating and cooling costs. We suggest every homeowner install energy efficient windows, as it will save them hundreds of dollars every year in utility bills. The average home has 6-10 windows and if they are more than 10 years old, you can almost be sure they are not saving on utility bills.
The Energy Star Label
The easiest way to know if the windows you're installing are energy efficient is to look for windows that have the Energy Star rating and are labeled with the recognizable sticker. Windows that have this label are eligible for federal tax credits, telling you the window is Energy Star qualified.
Qualifying for Energy Star Ratings:
To qualify for the Energy Star rating a window needs to be:
1. Manufactured through a company that is an Energy Star partner
2. Independently tested and certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC)
3. Compliant to meet stringent energy efficient guidelines set by the DOE.
As of January 2010, Energy Star qualified windows are meeting new performance levels. For a window to be energy efficient, it must meet these qualifications:
- Quality Frame Materials – Framing materials need to be durable with minimal maintenance, helping reduce heat transfer and provide better insulation.
- Multiple Panes of Glass – Two or three panes of glass, with a layer of air or argon gas in between, provide better insulation than just a single pane window. More panes mean a greater resistance to heat and cold.
- Gas Filled Windows – Argon and krypton, both non-toxic gasses, are used inside multi-pane windows to increase insulation and reduce convection of heat.
- Low-E Glass – These windows contain a special coating that reflects infrared light, which helps to keep the heat inside in the winter and outside in the summer. This coating also reflects UV rays that can be damaging to floors, carpets, and home furnishings.
- Warm Edge Technology – Thermally designed spacers help insulate the pane edges, cutting down on condensation and keeping glass panes the correct distance apart.
We hope this information has been helpful, and when you make the investment in replacement windows be sure to ask Best Buy Windows & Siding for Energy Star windows. Call us today or complete our online request form and will get right back to you.