What Are ENERGY STAR® Rated Windows?

What Are Energy Star Rated Windows? Nashville TN
Simply put, ENERGY STAR® rated windows refer to a type of credentialed replacement window that has been manufactured by a company that is a designated ENERGY STAR Partner; has been independently tested, certified, and verified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC); and meets or exceeds strict energy efficiency standards set forth by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

In today’s climate- and consumer-conscious world, ENERGY STAR rated windows are the new standard in residential and commercial construction; however, there is no one-size-fits-all specification for ENERGY STAR windows. ENERGY STAR ratings, such as the U-factor, the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC), and the air leakage level, all vary slightly as ENERGY STAR windows are designed for specific climate zones.

For instance, if you live in Nashville, Tennessee (a South Central climate zone) an ENERGY STAR window for your region would have a U-factor rating of less than or equal to 0.30. On the other hand, if you lived in Juneau, Alaska (a Northern climate zone), an ENERGY STAR window for your region would have a U-factor rating of less than or equal to 0.27. Bear in mind that the U-factor correlates directly with the amount of heat that escapes through the glass, so the lower the U-factor is, the less heat will escape through the windows.

Nowadays, there are federal tax credits available to homeowners as an incentive for installing ENERGY STAR rated windows on their homes; however, significant limits apply and homeowners should thoroughly research the parameters of these tax breaks before investing in ENERGY STAR windows.

Bringing You the Best in Energy Efficiency

Here at American Home Design, we are proud to offer a wide selection of premium replacement windows made by Preservation, one of the most trusted manufacturers in the industry. Not only are these windows ENERGY STAR rated, but, when installed with the EnergyMaxx® insulated glass package, they are among the most energy-efficient windows available on the market.

To learn more about partnering with us to have ENERGY STAR rated windows installed at your home in Nashville, TN, or a nearby area, contact American Home Design today.

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