What is ENERGY STAR® Symbol
If you’ve shopped for appliances, electronics, or even homes, you may have come across the ENERGY STAR® symbol. But what is it, and what does it mean for your home and your wallet?
ENERGY STAR® is a certification program that was created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992 to help consumers save energy and money. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA. These guidelines are designed to ensure that the products are using less energy than standard products, without sacrificing performance or features.
The ENERGY STAR® label can be found on a variety of products, including windows and doors. To earn the ENERGY STAR® label, windows and doors must meet certain energy efficiency criteria that vary by climate zone. These criteria take into account the local climate and other factors that affect a product’s energy performance, such as the orientation of the window or door.
Energy-efficient windows and doors with the ENERGY STAR® label can help you save money on your energy bills. They help keep your home comfortable by reducing heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. They also help protect your home and furnishings from sun damage by blocking harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.
In addition to saving you money and improving the comfort of your home, ENERGY STAR® certified windows and doors also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to the EPA, if every household in the United States replaced their old, inefficient windows with ENERGY STAR® certified windows, we would save about $12 billion in energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of taking 21 million cars off the road.
If you’re in the market for new windows or doors, look for the ENERGY STAR® label. Not only will you be doing your part to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint, but you’ll also be saving money on your energy bills in the long run.
At Window Door Specialists, we offer a wide selection of ENERGY STAR® certified windows and doors that can help you save energy and money. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services.