It’s commonplace to see products with Energy Star certification stickers on all major home renewal purchases from small appliances to larger building products. When it comes to selecting the right replacement window and door for your home, do you know what this certification means? We’ll cover the 4 things you need to know about replacement windows and doors and Energy Star certification.
What is Energy Star?
Energy Star is a program backed by the EPA and is a symbol that consumers recognize as having credible and unbiased information you can rely on to make informed purchasing decisions. When selecting products with Energy Start certification you can rest easy knowing you are helping the environment while saving money.
How does a replacement window and door receive certification?
To receive certification a replacement window or door must meet 3 criteria:
- Independent testing by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC)
- Meet the ratings required by the NFRC for energy efficiency
- Manufactured by an Energy Star partner
What performance criteria is required?
The answer to this question depends on what part of the country you live in. Some areas might need a replacement window or door that keeps you cool year-round, while our Wisconsin climate needs a replacement window or door to keep you cool in the summer and keep you warm in the winter. For this reason, the country is broken down into climate zones and criteria is established based on the climate zone you are in. For us, we fall into the Northern climate zone and the criteria is shown below:
Are all products with the Energy Star label equal?
All replacement windows and doors are not created equal! It’s important to keep in mind to receive Energy Star certification a product must meet the minimum requirements. When it comes to your comfort and saving money why settle for a product that meets the minimum requirements?
That’s why AHT Wisconsin Windows is proud to say we not only meet the minimum ratings, we far exceed them!
Our composite frame, energy efficient replacement windows have again been named Energy Star most efficient window in 2018, making this the 5th consecutive year we’ve received this honor.
If you are ready to exceed the standards in energy efficiency and comfort call AHT Wisconsin Windows today at 866-367-6560 or click here to schedule a free, no-obligation appointment with one of our In-Home Consultants. They will show you how much you can save with our solid core composite replacement windows and how we can make window replacement comfortable for any budget.
You can rest easy with the peace of mind knowing we stand behind our products with a 50-year warranty.
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When you are looking to replace your windows, patio or entry door turn to the name you can trust. AHT Wisconsin Windows has a solid reputation for providing quality products and service and has been serving the following areas since 1967: Fox Cities, Appleton, Kimberly, Neenah, Menasha, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, DePere, Green Bay, Waupaca, Bonduel, New London, Shawano, Manitowoc, Two Rivers, Reedsville, Sun Prairie, Madison, Clintonville, Brookfield, West Allis, Menominee Falls, Racine, and surrounding areas.