Have you ever wondered what all those terms and numbers about energy savings are for? With window replacement being one of the most popular home improvement projects in the country, you may want to pay more attention to what the ENERGY STAR® and the white National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) labels mean.
In today’s blog post, Renewal by Andersen® of Southeastern Mass and Rhode Island explains the difference between these two essential labels for windows and doors.
The NFRC is the industry-recognized certifying body for windows and doors. The label typically includes five measurements: the U-Factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC), visible transmittance, air leakage, and condensation resistance.
The first two quantifications are the most important when it comes to energy window performance while the remainder can help you judge how well a window or door will perform in a particular application.
ENERGY STAR labels, on the other hand, certify qualified windows, doors, and skylights that have met the stringent energy efficiency criteria set by the U.S. government, in addition to the NFRC ratings.
Choosing the Right Windows
Windows are not only deemed as a decorative feature in most homes; they are now seen as a great avenue to minimize energy cost and improve the comfort level. It’s then necessary to pick the right windows with energy-efficient components like Fibrex™ or High-Performance Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass to achieve these goals. Let our team walk you through the variety of window options and styles.
Rely on Renewal by Andersen® of Southeastern Mass and Rhode Island for your window and door replacement. We offer a range of energy-efficient windows and doors that can help keep your home cozy all year round and drive your heating and cooling bills down. Call us today at (401) 396-3300 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. We serve different locations in MA and RI.