What Is ENERGY STAR
The most compliant type of products homeowners need to save more money on their electric bill are ones with a label certifying an item is energy-efficient. ENERGY STAR is the government-approved label companies use to identify energy-efficient products. Here is what ENERGY STAR is and why it matters to homeowners.
About ENERGY STAR
What is ENERGY STAR? ENERGY STAR is a labeling system used to identify energy-efficient items. These labels help homeowners identify products they can use in their homes to save money on their electric bills. Florida Window and Door Solutions have the ENERGY STAR label. Our windows and doors are ENERGY STAR-certified, meaning they’re equipped with the best technology to reduce energy consumption and help homeowners save on their electric bills.
Here is what you should know about the ENERGY STAR compliance and rating system so that you can review which products are best for your home.
ENERGY STAR Compliance and Rating System
A home appliance product receives clearance and a rating through an inspection process. Before receiving an ENERGY STAR label, an appliance undergoes a series of tests and considerations. What impacts the ENERGY STAR rating most is climate. For example, the Central Florida region is humid, so it’s essential to have a double-hung window that doesn’t trap hot air during the year. Fortunately, ENERGY STAR has developed a system that judges appliances more fairly, focusing on each part of the country’s climate, temperature fluctuation, rain, and humidity.
Homeowners should consider their climate zone and if it is rated for ENERGY STAR products. More specifically, if they’re looking to improve their windows and doors, they must ensure the products have passed compliance tests. Comparing the compliance test results and ratings back-to-back helps customers find the right products they need.
A good rating for ENERGY STAR windows is a U-value close to 0.25—the lower the rating is on a window, the more energy-efficient it is. This value is especially crucial for windows directly facing the sun.
A door’s score matters most in relation to its window surface, as in the case of a sliding patio door. However, doors with paneling receive a higher efficiency rating, such as steel or fiberglass entries. The door you select could have the best features, but if it doesn’t have the ENERGY STAR label, it won’t save you money on your electric bills.
Get ENERGY STAR Certified Doors and Windows
You should be replacing your doors and windows with ENERGY STAR-rated products. Florida Window and Door Solutions provides ENERGY STAR-certified panes and windows that are ready to mount on your home.
Now is the best time to learn more about what ENERGY STAR is and how it can influence your decision-making process. We’d love to discuss the ENERGY STAR compliance and rating system with you; contact us through our contact form or call us at (321) 203-4336.