Not only is October the first full month of fall, it also is designated as National Energy Awareness Month. This national effort encourages organizations and citizens to be aware of the importance of conserving and sustainably managing national energy resources. By choosing highly energy-efficient windows and doors, you can do your part to conserve energy while minimizing the cost of heating and cooling your home.
Some window designs are inherently more efficient than others. Investing in these styles from Renewal by Andersen® of Northeast PA will give your home added beauty, security and comfort.
Picture windows. Because they do not open, picture windows are the most efficient window you can install. Due to their large size, glass choice is an especially important consideration with picture units. Renewal’s SmartSun™ with HeatLock™ Glass offers ultimate efficiency for picture windows in the Northern Zone.
Casement windows. Casements are second only to picture windows when it comes to energy efficiency. A casement window swings outward and closes by pressing the sash tightly against the frame, resulting in minimal air leakage rates. The harder the wind blows, the tighter a casement window seals!
Double-hung windows. Because both sashes on a double-hung window are operable, it’s imperative that they seal tightly. Renewal by Andersen double-hung windows are designed with air and water barriers and weatherstripping around the sash perimeter to cut down on air infiltration.
How to Determine a Window’s Efficiency
With utility costs ever-increasing, it’s important to maximize your savings by choosing the most efficient window that meets your needs. That’s where the ENERGY STAR® label comes in. Windows with the ENERGY STAR label have been independently tested to perform to strict efficiency standards set by the U.S. Department of Energy. Look for this label to know you’re purchasing an efficient product.
Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA takes pride in offering a wide selection of windows and replacement doors in Allentown and surrounding areas. These exceptional products meet or exceed ENERGY STAR energy efficiency performance criteria. Call us today at (610) 355-4055 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation for replacement windows in Bethlehem and surrounding Northeast PA areas.