As the trend towards eco-friendliness continues, many homeowners find themselves following certain “green” recommendations blindly—such as replacing doors and windows—based on the assumption of reduced energy costs and a lower carbon footprint. But what exactly does it mean to get an Energy Star certified product? When it comes to identifying energy efficient windows, it makes sense that thicker glass would serve as a better thermal barrier, giving you better control of indoor temperatures. Indeed, double- and triple-paned windows are significantly…

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Many homes in the northern hemisphere are designed to maximize winter solar heat by increasing south-facing window area. But for this design element to be useful, the solar heat admitted must be stored within the house so it can keep the rooms warm later in the afternoon and at night.…


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Energy efficient windows and doors are becoming a mainstay in many modern homes and businesses because people are recognizing the need to economize on energy and heating costs and the role that having the right windows and doors plays in allowing you to realize these savings. Many older homes and…


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If you’re thinking about changing your windows, there are several reasons why you should seriously consider getting energy efficient windows. Some of the benefits are more commonly known than others. For instance, it’s widely understood that energy efficient windows can help you save on the cost of your heating and…


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