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Energy Star Vinyl Windows Calgary

Key Aspects of ENERGY STAR Window Ratings

  1. U-Factor: The U-factor measures the rate of heat transfer through a window. ENERGY STAR windows in Canada must meet specific U-factor criteria, with lower values indicating better insulation and energy efficiency.

  2. Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC): SHGC measures the amount of solar radiation that enters through a window. ENERGY STAR windows consider specific SHGC criteria to balance energy efficiency in different climates.

  3. Air Leakage: ENERGY STAR sets limits on air leakage through windows. Low air leakage is crucial for energy efficiency, comfort, and preventing drafts.

Importance of ENERGY STAR Window Ratings:

  1. Energy Efficiency: ENERGY STAR-rated windows are designed to be more energy-efficient, helping to reduce heating and cooling costs. They contribute to lower energy consumption and can result in financial savings for homeowners.

  2. Environmental Impact: Using energy-efficient windows helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy consumption. ENERGY STAR promotes sustainability and environmentally friendly practices.

  3. Comfort and Insulation: ENERGY STAR-rated windows provide better insulation, helping to maintain consistent indoor temperatures. This improves comfort and reduces the reliance on heating and cooling systems.

  4. Condensation Control: Energy-efficient windows, by minimizing heat transfer, can also help control condensation. This is particularly important in colder climates where condensation can lead to moisture-related issues.

  5. Government Incentives: Choosing ENERGY STAR-rated windows may make homeowners eligible for government incentives or rebates. These incentives encourage the adoption of energy-efficient products, making them more attractive to consumers.

  6. Long-Term Savings: While ENERGY STAR-rated windows may have a slightly higher upfront cost, the long-term energy savings often justify the initial investment. Homeowners can benefit from reduced energy bills over the lifespan of the windows.

  7. Consumer Confidence: The ENERGY STAR label provides consumers with a recognizable and trustworthy indicator of a product's energy efficiency. It simplifies the decision-making process for consumers looking to make environmentally conscious choices.


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