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The ENERGY STAR® label is the only thing you need to look for to know whether a window is energy-efficient. It doesn’t necessarily say which product is good or bad. Rather, it indicates that the unit meets the stringent energy efficiency certification set by the U.S. Environment Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Nonetheless, why does it matter to read the energy ratings it says? Renewal by Andersen® of Western New York shares the best reasons:

It Tells You Which Windows Make Sense for Your Climate

ENERGY STAR–certified windows in Buffalo, NY, comply with the program’s latest Northern Climate Zone energy efficiency criteria. These products are specifically designed to help you enjoy optimal comfort during the frigid winters and moderately humid summers in your city.

You can’t achieve the same when you buy windows meant for snowless Florida winters and muggy Texas summers. In fact, you’re most likely to use more energy to achieve your preferred indoor climate by choosing the wrong products.

It Gives an Overview of the Products’ Life-Cycle Costs

One of the most common mistakes homeowners make when buying double-hung and casement windows in Buffalo, NY, is focusing only on the initial costs. Looking at the big picture, your expenses don’t stop on purchasing the products and spending on their installation.

Energy loss is an indirect expense you’d pay throughout the lifespan of your replacement windows. To minimize it, you’d buy products that are excellent insulators. Our units have select glass solutions with remarkably low U-Factor. In addition, our Fibrex® framing material conducts less heat almost 700 times better than aluminum.

It Lets You Do Your Share in Reducing Carbon Footprints

Choosing windows that bear the ENERGY STAR label is tantamount to doing your part in mitigating the effects of climate change. Until we develop better technologies to build zero net energy homes, buying energy-efficient windows is among the best ways to keep our planet a healthier place.

Entrust your window replacement in Buffalo, NY, only to the company honored with the 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award. Call Renewal by Andersen of Western New York today at (716) 235-2200 to schedule your FREE in-home consultation.