• Benefits of Zen's Energy Star Windows

  • Whether you’re buying a new home or revamping your current one, having the government’s ENERGY STAR label on your home is incredibly beneficial for you as a homeowner.  These ENERGY STAR labels are given by following strict energy efficient guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Because ENERGY STAR-certified homes undergo more inspections than homes without the ENERGY STAR certification, you can be sure that the home has been tested and is up to ENERGY STAR’s high standards.  Other than the peace of mind of knowing you’re living in an ENERGY STAR-certified home, this energy efficient certification comes with other benefits, too.

    Quality – With the amount of testing and inspections ENERGY STAR-certified products must endure, consumers can be sure that the quality of these products will be high.  Products that are ENERGY STAR-certified must include additional energy efficient features that assist with thermal enclosure (air sealing, insulation, etc) to lower utility bills by keeping outside air out and inside air in.

    Value – Homes that have been ENERGY STAR certified are a better investment because they actually save money in the long run because of their energy efficiency.  Products that have been individually ENERGY STAR-certified work the same way because the certification is on the product itself rather than the whole home, but the standards are the same.  When entire homes are ENERGY STAR-certified, they use 20-30 percent less energy than typical new homes, and they increase the resale value of your home when you choose to sell.  If you choose to install ENERGY STAR-certified doors, windows, and other products, they increase the energy efficiency significantly with each product you have installed.

    Lower Utility Bills – In an Energy-Star certified home, “over the 7 to 8 years that a typical family lives in a home, you can save thousands of dollars in maintenance costs” (ENERGY STAR).

    Enhanced Performance – Products that have been ENERGY STAR certified add the benefits to homes of additional comfort because of consistent temperatures between rooms, improved air quality because of reduced dust, pollen, bugs, and excessive humidity, and improved durability for all the products.

    Environmental Protection – Since heating and cooling is more efficient, energy is not being wasted in ENERGY STAR certified homes the same way it is in a typical home.  So, since these products allow your home to use less energy to operate, “ENERGY STAR certified homes help to prevent air pollution—an added benefit for today’s environmentally-conscious consumer looking for ‘green’ choices.”

    For more information on where to find ENERGY STAR certified products, a 5-minute, virtual quote on having these products installed, or with any questions about these products, contact Zen Windows, where we carry ENERGY STAR certified products and can help save you money on utility bills.