Benefits of New Energy Efficient Green Windows and Glass Doors
New, high-performance green windows and doors are a standard for home investments that help owners both save money now on monthly energy bills and add market value to their property when the time comes to sell.
Energy-efficient new windows and doors employ advanced technologies, such as protective coatings and improved frame assemblies, to help keep heat in during the winter and out during the summer. These windows also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furnishings. Read more benefits below in the “Why Should I Use Energy Star Products?” section.
Ferris Home Improvements is committed to deliver the best products to our customers, depending on their needs and budget. One smart upgrade that we recommend frequently is upgrading your home’s new windows and doors with ENERGY STAR approved products — be sure to ask us for more information when you request an estimate.
Proud Installer of Energy Star® Products
WHAT IS ENERGY STAR?
ENERGY STAR is a label that identifies energy efficient products which meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The government-backed symbol for energy efficiency identifies new homes, buildings, and more than 60 types of products that are energy efficient and offer the features, quality, and performance that today’s consumers expect.
Introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992 as a voluntary partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency, the ENERGY STAR today offers consumers and businesses energy-efficient solutions to save energy, save money, and help protect the environment for future generations.
Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR help you save energy and money without sacrificing performance. By using less energy, these products also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions—caused by the burning of fossil fuels at power plants—that contribute to global warming. In 2008, Americans with the help of ENERGY STAR saved $19 billion on their utility bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 29 million vehicles.
The ENERGY STAR program helps businesses and individuals fight global warming through energy-efficient products and practices. Learn more at www.energystar.gov.
WHY SHOULD I USE ENERGY STAR PRODUCTS?
- Better Performance
Properly installed energy-efficient improvements deliver better protection against cold, heat, drafts, moisture, pests, pollution, and noise. An energy-efficient home helps ensure consistent temperatures between rooms, improved indoor air quality, and greater durability.
- Lower Ownership Cost
Compared with standard construction, homes with ENERGY STAR products use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating—delivering $200 to $400 in annual savings. Although these energy savings may seem small relative to the cost of monthly mortgage payments, no one likes to waste money. And over the 7 or 8 years that a typical buyer lives in the home, it adds up to thousands of dollars saved. Additional savings on maintenance can also be significant.
- Tax Benefits
Homeowners that install ENERGY STAR products are eligible for tax incentives such as rebates and credits. Many local utility companies provide financial rewards for installing ENERGY STAR products. For more information, click here.
- Smarter Investment
By choosing a home with the ENERGY STAR label on its features, homeowners can be confident that it will have an increasingly valued feature when the time comes to sell.
- Added Confidence
Home buying is a complex process. Consumers don’t always want to know all the details of energy-efficient construction. Instead, the government-backed ENERGY STAR makes it easy to identify home features that are truly energy efficient. Buyers can find the house of their dreams and enjoy peace of mind knowing it uses products that meet rigorous energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA.
- Environmental Protection
Because homes with ENERGY STAR products use less energy, they help prevent greenhouse gas emissions—an added benefit for today’s environmentally-conscious homebuyers looking for “green” choices. Greater energy efficiency helps us all make the most of our energy resources, mitigates the impact of high energy prices, decreases the need for new power plants, lowers our reliance on energy imports, and reduces the emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants at the source.
All Energy Star Information adapted from EnergyStar.gov. Please click the Energy Star logo above to visit the website and learn more.
Why FHI Services Are So Affordable
Ferris Home Improvements is more affordable than the competition because we are not part of a giant, franchised corporation. With less overhead and a mid-size crew of dedicated experts in the field, we are a much more efficient company who can offer you better labor pricing for the same top quality craftsmanship you get from the highest bidding competitors.
Another reason why Ferris Home Improvements can offer you such great deals is because we have established great relationships with vendors who make the products to skip the middle man and offer you better-than-retail pricing.
Financing. Can’t afford the entire bill right now? Would you rather make monthly payments? We have partnered with Service Finance Company to offer financing up to $25,000 for eligible customers, and we’ll work with you to help you get the services you need.