The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established strict guidelines to avoid inefficient use of energy, which leads to greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants.
In this post, windows company Renewal by Andersen® of Kentucky shares details on how products earn the ENERGY STAR® label.
To Earn the Label
Products need to meet certain energy-efficiency requirements through specifications initiated by the EPA. These specifications are based on these guiding principles:
- The products should contribute significant energy savings and increased energy efficiency across the U.S.
- Consumer demand must be met through the products’ features and performance.
- More than one manufacturer offers energy efficiency via non-proprietary technologies.
Now, what makes products, such as windows, doors and skylights, qualified ENERGY STAR products? First, they must be built by a certified ENERGY STAR partner. Next, the products must be tested, certified and verified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) and, lastly, the products must meet the EPA guidelines.
These days, the best manufacturers use technologies, such as high-performance, quality frame materials and low-E glass to make ENERGY STAR qualified windows, which are found in Renewal by Andersen replacement windows.
Here at Renewal by Andersen, we offer replacement windows for homes with scenic views called picture windows.
We provide and install high-quality, functional windows designed to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature and meet all of your expectations. Or maybe you prefer sliding windows, the ideal solution for homeowners looking for a sleek with no fuss.
Experience a professional start-to-finish process that leaves you with energy-efficient, properly installed windows from Renewal by Andersen.
If you are weighing options for replacement windows, you can schedule a consultation by calling us at (502) 716-7264. We serve clients in Lexington, KY.