Time for Energy Star Windows & Doors?
At first glance, updating the doors and windows of a home may seem like a purely cosmetic home upgrade. But that’s a mistake. Did you know that up to 30% of your home’s heating is lost through windows? Having more energy-efficient windows and doors properly installed in your home can make a significant difference in your overall comfort, as well as your heating and cooling costs.
If you are ready to install new windows, one way to guarantee you are choosing a verified energy-efficient option is by looking for the ENERGY STAR symbol. Read more to learn how much you can expect to save with ENERGY STAR and how PACE financing can help make this valuable upgrade easy and affordable.
Better Windows & Doors = Better Performing Homes
The average American household spends $1,500 - $2,500 on energy bills each year, with 45% of that going towards heating and cooling costs. Upgrading to ENERGY STAR rated windows and doors is estimated to save homes up to 17% on annual heating and cooling costs for double pane replacement, and up to 31% in annual heating costs for single pane replacement, depending upon where you live. When replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR certified windows, a typical home could save, on average, up to 583 a year in heating and cooling costs and offset up to 6,205 pounds of CO2 — that’s nearly 317 gallons of gasoline!
Why such a significant impact on your heating and cooling systems?
Each window in your home presents an opportunity for heat to escape your living space. This can happen through gaps along the edge of a window that may have formed because of poor installation. Heat can also escape your home through the materials that make up the window frame, and even through the glass itself.
What Does ENERGY STAR Certified Mean?
According to ENERGY STAR, over 90% of American households recognize the ENERGY STAR label, making it one of the most recognizable brands in the nation. But what does that little blue square with the star on it mean?
ENERGY STAR is a government-sponsored certification program that tests and verifies the efficiency of appliances, lighting, office equipment, electronics, and even construction and home performance materials.
When properly installed, windows and doors that have earned the ENERGY STAR rating will:
- Reduce heating and cooling costs
- Lower your carbon footprint
- Stabilize indoor temperatures
- Reduce UV light damage in your home
Access to the Right Materials & Installation
If you think it is time to upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors that are certified by ENERGY STAR, make sure your new windows are installed with precision and care. When you choose Renew Financial, you get the peace of mind of a certified and licensed window installation contractor. You can also finance 100% of the upfront costs of your window replacement project, with no money down. This is uniquely possible through Property Assessed Clean Energy financing, also known as PACE.
PACE offers homeowners affordable payments locked in at a fixed interest rate. To make the repayment process more convenient PACE payments are added as a line item on your property taxes, so there’s no extra bill to pay.