Going Green with Windows Saves Cash
August 29, 2008
In our time of increasing environmental awareness and rising energy costs,
homeowners are looking for ways to go “green” without breaking the bank. One way
is to replace your inefficient windows. Of the homeowners “greening” their homes
through remodeling projects, nearly half replace their windows.
Windows can account for between 10 and 25 percent of the total energy
consumption for the heating and cooling of an average home. Installing
energy-efficient windows can greatly reduce energy consumption and, most
importantly, the amount of money required to comfortably heat and cool your
Lo ok for dual-pane, gas-filled windows with Low-E glass coatings, and choose
windows with the most energy-efficient spacers, as measured by their U-value (a
measure of thermal efficiency).
Choosing the most energy-efficient windows can save you hundreds of dollars a
year, spare the environment from millions of tons of CO2 and improve your
windows’ thermal performance by 45 percent.
How can you start saving money and the environment? Look for window dealers who
sell Envirosealed Windows™. The Envirosealed Windows label tells you at a glance
which windows will decrease your home’s environmental impact and increase the
amount of money in your bank account. For more information, visit