The ENERGY STAR seal is a small label with a big message. At first glance, it tells you which windows can help you achieve your home improvement goals. Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico explains why the ENERGY STAR label matters:
It Means More Energy Savings
Choosing ENERGY STAR–certified products for your window replacement projects can help lower your heating and cooling costs month after month. They feature an optimum combination of components for maximum insulation, solar reflectivity, air leakage reduction and even condensation resistance. They meet the US Environmental Protection Agency’s strict guidelines for energy efficiency that make sense for your local climate.
Energy efficiency isn’t absolute, though. It pays to scrutinize the window’s ENERGY STAR label to ensure it’s designed to perform well in your location. If your area isn’t shaded in the label’s map, then it lacks the right mix of ratings to move the needle in energy savings.
It Signifies Greater Comfort
Any window contractor would tell you that products that bear the ENERGY STAR seal reduce the stress on heating and cooling units. They help regulate your home’s temperature consistently, allowing you to enjoy your ideal indoor climate fast, but with less energy consumption.
Tired of dealing with cold drafts and overheated spaces? Installing ENERGY STAR–approved windows is the solution. Those windows are an essential element of your home’s complete thermal enclosure system.
It Indicates Better UV Protection
Low-E coatings are part of the anatomy of ENERGY STAR–certified windows. While reducing the transfer of heat is their chief mission, they also contribute to UV protection. Spectrally selective Low-E coatings target and block specific portions of the solar spectrum. This is why they’re able to filter out UV rays while admitting a generous amount of sunlight at the same time.
Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass is a prime example. Reinforced with a spectrally selective multi-layer, Low-E coating, it denies entry to 95% of UV light. As a result, your valuables would be protected against sun damage despite long-term and extended exposure to daylight. With ENERGY STAR–approved windows, your floors, carpets and pieces of furniture can keep their rich colors.
At Renewal by Andersen of New Mexico, our products have the ENERGY STAR seal, and boast excellent ratings. To learn more about our windows and to discuss your New Mexico project, call us at (505) 312-6577 today for your FREE consultation in Albuquerque, NM.