Saving energy is tough. Especially when it comes to your home!
Residential homes lose more energy than commercial and industry combined! So why do homes lose so much energy? It is especially apparent in our Maine and New Hampshire housing stock. With homes built as late as the 1700’s, most of the time between then and now there wasn’t an energy crisis so homes weren’t built with energy saving products. Do you remember the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where Clark gets stuck in the attic? He was walking on the attic floor that had absolutely no insulation (and that movie was made in 1989).
Consider that 1/3 of your home walls are made out of windows and doors. If all of your windows were losing as much as 30% of the energy produced from your home, it would be the equivalent of keeping a window open a crack year-round (even through the coldest winter nights). What’s even more shocking are the people saying they can’t afford replacing their windows. Even if some of the energy loss was recouped through replacing your windows and doors, you can see why companies say new windows virtually pay for themselves. However, by choosing an inferior product installed by novice contractors, won’t satisfy a long-term solution if you have to do the project again, or worse, need to do the project again in order to sell your home.
Here’s something else to consider. If your windows and doors are one of the major factors for losing energy, that would mean your heating system is constantly working to keep up the demand for a constant temperature in your home. That’s right, you may have to replace your heating system sooner than if you considered replacing your windows, patio doors and entry doors with Renewal by Andersen.
Product technology used in all Andersen Windows
Andersen has developed a proprietary blend of the right gases and coatings for our windows. In fact, we call it our High Performance Low-E4® SmartSun™ Glass. This is the 4th technological evolution of Low-E glass that Andersen has tested and perfected for optimal home performance and the SmartSun coating allows for our windows and doors to be 45% more energy efficient in winter and 70% more efficient in summer. These values are based on comparison of Renewal by Andersen double-hung window U-Factor to the U-Factor for clear dual-pane glass on non-metal frame default values from the 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, and 2018 International Energy Conservation Code “Glazed Fenestration” Default Tables. This pretty much says we have the efficiency of a triple-pane glass window in our dual-pane glass window! Don’t take our word for it. ENERGY STAR has named select Renewal by Andersen windows to be the Most Efficient for 2020.
Get a FREE window and door diagnosis for your Maine and New Hampshire home
Want to actually see how efficient our glass is? Call Renewal by Andersen of Maine to schedule a free, no obligation in-home consultation and we’ll perform a window glass demonstration along with providing you a replacement window project quote.