What Makes a Window ENERGY STAR Certified?

Spring is finally on its way! As the world around you starts getting greener, you might be thinking of ways that you can make your home a little greener, too. One way to increase your home’s energy efficiency is to invest in replacement windows and doors that have been built with eco-friendliness in mind. Andersen is a longtime champion of environmental stewardship, and Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows are sure to meet your personal sustainability goals. You don’t just have to take our word for it, though – every replacement window that Mr. Rogers Windows installs is ENERGY STAR® certified.

You have likely seen the ENERGY STAR® logo before, on everything from appliances and electronics to building products. Started in 1992, ENERGY STAR® is a public-private partnership administered through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with the goal of protecting both the climate and public health. Over the past three decades, ENERGY STAR® has partnered with prominent businesses and American families alike to save electricity, lower energy costs, and reduce the harmful effect of greenhouse gas emissions.

window bench with pillowsReplacement windows that are ENERGY STAR® certified not only keep your home more comfortable, but also help to lower your carbon footprint and your energy bills. In fact, when replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR® windows, you can reduce your energy costs by an average of 13% nationwide! So, what exactly goes into receiving this certification? In short, ENERGY STAR® certified replacement windows must be manufactured by an ENERGY STAR® partner and meet the EPA’s energy efficiency guidelines. These guidelines will vary by region – since Hampton Roads is located in what ENERGY STAR® refers to as the South-Central climate zone, the best windows for our region follow the same guidelines as you’ll find across much of the Upper South.

Renewal by Andersen is proud to not only be an ENERGY STAR® partner, but to have received recognition for Sustained Excellence for the last seven years. From glass options to our revolutionary FIBREX® material, everything about Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows has been built with sustainability and environmental consciousness as a top priority. To learn more about our commitment to sustainability, check out our environmental stewardship page.

As the Tidewater area’s exclusive source for Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows, we consider it a privilege to help area homeowners lower their energy costs and make their homes more comfortable. In addition to our ENERGY STAR® certified replacement windows, we also carry a full complement of ENERGY STAR® certified ProVia® entry and storm doors. No matter what your replacement needs are, our design consultants will work with you to customize your new windows and doors to perfection. You’ll never have to sacrifice style for energy efficiency!

Get on your way to a more energy-efficient home with Mr. Rogers Windows and Doors. Contact us today to schedule a free in-home consultation.