You might see the Energy Star insignia along the aisles at Home Depot or proudly displayed on the sidebar of an online retailer and wonder “What exactly does that mean? Does it matter? Do I have to care?” It’s always a good idea to do a little more research about the labels and classifications on home materials, especially if you’re looking to improve your environmental impact.
Energy Star is all about helping consumers find and buy products that are of the highest quality, best price, and lowest impact on the environment. The idea is that consumers should be able to make an easy choice for products that are “green” or good for the environment without sacrificing price or quality. The products reduce greenhouse gasses, decrease the amount of electricity and/or fossil fuels used, and keep the air as clean as possible!
So the short answer is “Yes, it matters; and yes, you should care.” If you are looking to build a home, renovate, or remodel then Energy Star products are the best thing for you. They are high quality with competitive pricing, and they’re also designed to help the environment. This is an easy way for you to get high quality materials for your home while also saving the world.
Windows are no exception. A lot of people think windows are windows are windows, but there’s actually a very wide variety of windows on the market, and only some of them are Energy Star approved. Energy Star windows are better than their competitors because they are designed to better insulate your home. The multiple panes and high quality elements of Energy Star windows mean that your expensive air conditioning, heat and cool, is contained within your home. You aren’t using extra energy (and money!) to keep your house warm or cold against the outside weather because your windows are doing a great job of keeping your temperature exactly how you want it.
Are they expensive? Often you will see a higher price tag on triple pane Energy Star windows compared to double pane or non-Energy Star windows. The reason for this is that the triple pane Energy Star windows like those you can find at Mountain States Windows & Siding are of a much higher quality and will save you money in the long run. Your utilities bill will be much more accurate and predictable, not to mention lower!
If you live in Utah, you are well aware of the dramatic swings of temperature we endure here. Single digits and feet of snow in the winter, with triple digits of dry heat in the summertime? Yikes! Your air conditioning, gas, and power are all working overtime much of the year to keep you comfortable. Invest in high quality triple pane Energy Star windows from Mountain States Windows & Siding to keep your bills low, your temperature right on point, and your house beautifully functional.
Upgrading to triple pane Energy Star windows from Mountain States Windows & Siding can make all the difference. Give them a call today to request a free estimate!