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Energy Saving

Recognized as the Most Efficient of ENERGY STAR® 2015

  • Windows must be ENERGY STAR qualified consistent with applicable ENERGY STAR Partner Commitments and the requirements set forth in the latest version of the ENERGY STAR Program Requirements Eligibility Criteria for Windows Version 5.0. Product performance (U-factor and SHGC) must be certified by an EPA-recognized certification body.
  • Products must be independently certified to meet the North American Fenestration Standard/Specification (NAFS) with a Performance Grade = 15. Acceptable certification bodies shall be accredited to operate in accordance with ISO/IEC Guide 65, by an accrediting body that is a signatory to the International Accreditation Forum Multilateral Recognition Agreement that operates in accordance with ISO/IEC 17011. NAFS certification does not require an EPA-recognized certification body.
  • Products must meet the applicable requirements shown in the table below: Note: SHGC = Solar Heat Gain Coefficient.

Foam Fill Option

  • Keep Some Green in your pocket! Buy energy efficient windows insulated with ENVIRONMENTAL GREEN™ Foam.
  • Not all vinyl-framed windows are created equal. Some are insulated; some are not. Your energy dollars could be leaking out of your window frames if they are not filled with ENVIRONMENTAL GREEN™ polyurethane foam – the same type of foam that insulates your refrigerator and thermos.
  • Our window frames insulated with ENVIRONMENTAL GREEN™ foam give you:
    • Increased Energy Savings
    • Lowers the U-Value which increases thermal performance
    • Increases the R-Value
  • Maximize your window energy efficiency. Insist on ENVIRONMENTAL GREEN™ polyurethane foam-filled window frames.

Glass Options

Polaris windows feature Intercept® “Warm-Edge” technology that reduces condensation problems around the window perimeter. Compare the Intercept insulating glass window with a conventional insulating glass window.

Sealant Effectiveness & Gas Retention

The sealant provides the moisture vapor barrier for the I.G. unit. The longer the transmission path, the slower the rate that moisture will travel into the unit through the seal. STAINLESS Steel is Impervious to gas transmission, improving gas retention and Maximizing the insulation value of your window over time. Intercept® Stainless offers one of the best transmission paths to maximize window performance.

Yearly Energy Saving

According to ENERGY STAR, a federal government program, replacing older windows with new high-efficiency windows will save homeowners an average of $400* a year in the Mid-Atlantic region.

And, as heating costs rise, those savings increase! Heating oil may increase 10%, costing the average customer $193 more this winter. Additionally, increases in propane and natural gas prices are also expected to increase home heating bills this heating season.

Because of volatile energy prices, homeowners will see a great benefit this year by replacing old windows with new high-efficiency windows to cut down on energy usage.

If your home is over 10 years old, your windows may be outdated: windows have become more technically advanced. With new high-efficiency windows, it is now possible to have lower heat loss, less air leakage, and warmer window surfaces that improve comfort and minimize condensation – saving the average homeowner in the Mid-Atlantic region $400* a year.

Additionally, depending on the condition of the existing windows in your home, the annual heating savings can be even greater if new high-efficiency replacement windows reduce long-term air leakage.

*U.S. Department of Energy. Savings is for homes in the Middle Atlantic region when replacing single-pane windows. Estimate savings based on an even mix of one- and two-story detached homes of 1700 or 2600 sq. ft. respectively, with 15% of their floor space in windows that are equally distributed across compass directions. Heating and cooling systems are modeled as either natural gas heat with electric air conditioning or electric heat pump, according to the regional breakdown reported in the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) 2005 Residential Energy Consumption Survey. Estimates use the EIA’s 2006 average natural gas prices and 2007 electricity prices. Actual savings will vary by local climate conditions, utility rates, and individual home characteristics. Hawaii was excluded from this analysis, as the assumptions in the standard software program used for calculating the impact of windows on heating and cooling costs for the residential sector diverge significantly from the norm in Hawaii and may apply in certain circumstances.

Energy Star Home Advisor

The ENERGY STAR Home Advisor can help you improve your home’s energy efficiency while adding comfort and value.

Are you ready to increase your home’s energy efficiency and all-around comfort? With the ENERGY STAR® Home Advisor, you can create a profile of your home’s energy efficiency features and get a prioritized list of energy-saving recommendations customized to your home.

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