The ENERGY STAR® label was created to aid in reducing the greenhouse effect and pollutants from energy-inefficient products. It aims to help consumers identify high-performing products that provide savings on energy costs.
In this post, your local provider of quality patio doors, Renewal by Andersen of Central Pennsylvania discusses features that make products ENERGY STAR-certified.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established energy-efficiency requirements products must meet to earn the ENERGY STAR label. Products must contribute to nationwide energy savings. Aside from energy efficiency, they should be able to meet the features and performance demanded by consumers.
Consumers should be able to regain their investment in improved energy efficiency from utility bill savings if the product costs more than its less-efficient counterpart.
Energy-Efficient Windows and Doors
Certain features make windows and doors more energy-efficient and allow them to qualify for the ENERGY STAR label. Multiple glass panes in doors reduce heat flow. A magnetic strip on the door creates a more secure seal that prevents air from escaping around its edges.
Renewal by Andersen of Central Pennsylvania offers two of the most energy-efficient materials for sliding contemporary doors. The Andersen Narroline® sliding door is made is of a stainable pinewood that you can customize to match your interior’s look. The Andersen Perma-Shield® sliding door features a rigid vinyl surface that covers its durable wood interior.
The frame material, thickness and weight affect the insulation and overall performance of windows. Glasses with at least two panes can provide better insulation. The more glass panes a window has, the more durable and energy-efficient it will be. Gas fills and spacers also improve a window’s thermal performance.
Choose Renewal by Andersen of Central Pennsylvania for energy-efficient doors and windows. We also offer sliding and hinged French doors. Call us at (717) 591-4900 or complete our online form for a free in-home consultation. We work with homeowners in State College and Reading, PA.