St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated for over 1,000 years, and it’s the day when modern revelers are usually advised to wear something green for luck. As charming as the tradition is, there are plenty of ways to go green the entire year long. You’re probably familiar with the idea of recycling and reducing water usage, but have you thought about how environmental awareness extends to your home?
You can lose up to 35% of your home’s energy (hot and cold air) through inefficient doors and windows. At Kempenfelt Windows & Doors, we carry a range of special windows that are certified Energy Star. If you really want to make your own luck, look for these specialty windows when you’re ready to upgrade or replace windows in your home.
What are Energy Star Windows?
Energy Star windows are windows that have been specially manufactured according to specific parameters, resulting in windows that are up to 89% more efficient than non-Energy Star windows. In fact, replacing all the windows in your home with Energy Star windows can reduce your energy bills for the year by 45%.
Now, we should note that the Energy Star certification is not limited to only windows. If you see any products with the Energy Star logo (there are even doors designed to help conserve energy), it’s an indication that those items are designed for better, higher efficiency than their non-certified alternatives.
How Do Energy Star Windows Make Your Home Greener?
It’s easy to understand how Energy Star windows help your home and family; you’ll spend less on heating and cooling costs, which means you’ll have more money at your disposal to spend on other items in your home or for your family. However, you’re not the only one who benefits. Energy Star windows actually help make your entire home more environmentally-friendly.
Let’s say that you take the plunge and replace all the windows in your home with Energy Star windows. You have to rely less on your home’s heating and cooling systems because your new windows help keep out external energy and conserve the temperature inside your home. Using these systems less often means that you’re using less power. Using less power means that power plants don’t have to produce as much as they normally would, which in turn means they produce fewer fumes and waste. This directly translates into lessening our collective impact on the environment.
Give Yourself Some Luck (& Savings) With Special Features
As you’re shopping around for your new Energy Star windows, keep an eye out for some of the special features they possess that’ll make you feel like luck is always smiling on you.
- Never Too Hot, Never Too Foggy – Energy Star windows can be outfitted with special coatings and insulated frames to help keep them from getting too hot or fogging over in humid weather. You’ll always have a clear, relaxing place to gaze outside.
- Peaceful & Quiet – Read a book without interruption or listen to your favourite music in peace with Energy Star windows. From special glazing to inert gas insulation between the panes, they won’t just help your home look good; they’ll actively help reduce the amount of noise from the outdoors.
Go Green With Kempenfelt Windows & Doors
If you’re ready to stay green well after St. Patrick’s Day passes, contact Kempenfelt Windows & Doors. From bay windows to picture windows and specialty windows, we’ve got precisely the right design for your home at a price you’ll love.
For more information about Energy Star windows, give us a call at (705) 737-1554 or contact us online.