Energy Efficiency

What Makes a Tampa Replacement Window Energy-Efficient?

If you’ve been researching how to make your home more green you may have come across one tip over and over again – swap out your old windows with shiny, new energy-efficient ones. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the amount of energy lost annually through windows costs consumers $35 billion . Heat loss and heat gain through and around windows accounts for between 10 - 25 percent of our heating and air conditioning usage, the largest consumer of energy in a modern home. Ho...

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What Are Argon Gas-Filled Windows - And How Do They Help With Energy Efficiency?

At FAS Windows & Doors, we’ve done a lot of research when it comes to energy efficiency in our product offerings for Tampa, Orlando, and the surrounding areas. We’ve learned a lot about the components that make for good windows and doors. Today we’ll focus on insulation components for your replacement windows – specifically argon gas. Not sure what argon gas-filled windows are and how they can help insulate your home? Continue reading to find out! Properties of Argon ...

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FASWD 2/28/2019 Comments(0)

Do Energy Efficient Windows Help With HVAC Costs?

If your windows are old, outdated, and drafty, you’re wasting more than just heat and air conditioning - you’re wasting money. Thankfully, there are several options for homeowners that are looking to enhance their energy efficiency while also boosting the curb appeal of their home. One of the fastest ways is by replacing old windows with new energy-efficient replacement windows. Energy efficient windows come in many different shapes and sizes - as well as with different energy ef...

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FASWD 2/13/2019 Comments(0)

3 Factors That Can Affect Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Today, many homeowners are becoming more mindful about their home’s energy efficiency. Not only because of the cost savings or the quality of life improvements they see, but also because of the increase in awareness of how your home’s energy efficiency can help protect the environment. There are a lot of ways to help increase your home’s energy efficiency, but without knowing what factors that can impair your home’s efficiency it’s hard to tell what will make the bi...

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FASWD 3/14/2018 Comments(0)

Winter Weather - New Windows?

The winter months are here and with that comes cold temperatures and winter winds. As the temperature drops now is the time for homeowners to inspect their windows and doors to prepare for winter. Often times old or out dated windows and doors are responsible for a majority of lost heat. Right now is an ideal time of year to really evaluate if your home is energy efficient or if it is suffering from energy loss. Don’t know if you need new windows? Check out our quick checklist below to see...

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R. Wilding 12/12/2013 Comments(0)

Two Reasons to Invest in Energy Efficient Windows

One of the biggest inquiries we receive at FAS Windows & Doors is how customers can reduce their carbon footprint while saving money. Learn two benefits of energy-efficient windows: cost savings and sustainability. Energy efficiency in windows provide cost savings Costly electric bills often cause consumers to look for energy-saving alternatives. FAS Windows & Doors offers an array of products certified to reduce energy dependency. By investing in products r...

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Elizabeth Rissman 10/27/2012 Comments(0)

Two Energy-Saving Tips for Cold Weather

Fall is in the air, which means chilly days and nights are around the corner. While cooler temperatures act as a reprieve from the hot, humid days of summer, dropping temperatures can cause homeowners to crank up the heat in their homes. Learn two simple ways to conserve energy during the cold weather months. Keep thermostats at neutral temperatures Average daytime temperatures in Florida during winter months hover in the upper 60s and lower 70s. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, a...

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Elizabeth Rissman 10/16/2012 Comments(0)

FAS Windows & Doors: An Industry Leader in Energy Efficiency

Join FAS Windows & Doors for a seminar on energy efficiency today at 1 :00 PM in our Orlando showroom . FAS Windows & Doors is an industry leader in recommending energy efficient windows and doors to homeowners, and we are thrilled for the opportunity to share our knowledge with the Central Florida community. Learn from the experts on energy efficiency As the heat index continues to climb into the upper 90s, many homeowners are concerned about the effect of soaring temperatures on their ...

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Elizabeth Rissman 8/11/2012 Comments(0)

Confused With All Those Window Terms?

If you’re shopping for windows or doors you’ve probable run across some terms that you are not familiar with. Everything from R-Values and U-Values to solar heat gain coefficients. These terms are great to know when it comes time to do window replacement, so we here at FAS Windows and Doors are going to share our knowledge with you. R-Value- The capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power U-Value- a measure of the h...

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Tim 5/26/2011 Comments(0)

Greenovation of Terra Verde

The Event Team is back from the Terra Verde Open House. The Terra Verde ranch is located in Umatilla Florida adjacent to the Ocala National Forest! The home was originally built in 1971; although the home was structurally sound it was not energy efficient. Dr. Anna Marie bought the ranch and has taken on the task of turning Terra Verde into a green, eco friendly and ultimately a healthy home. Dr. Anna Marie is President/Executive Producer of Facci Bella Productions. Facci Bella Productions is a ...

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Tim 4/22/2011 Comments(0)

2011 Energy Tax Credits

Sophiep's Take on Things.... What a start to the new year! If you have had the chance to attain last year's energy tax credit , consider yourself lucky! The new energy tax for 2011 won't be as generous. The tax credit amount is 10% of the cost without installation costs; windows are capped at $200 while doors are at $500. It will not apply to new construction, only your " principal home ", which is the home you own or reside in. Between January 1st, 2011 and December 31st, 2011, only products wi...

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Andersen Eco Excels!

Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes... As the month of October is coming to a close, more and more homeowners are concerned about taking advantage of this year's energy tax credit at the end of this year. Demand is rapidly increasing for windows and doors that encourage energy savings, but in order to qualify for the tax credit before it expires on December 31 st , 2010, homeowners need to window shop with a critical eye. Andersen windows and doors that feature the EcoExcel™ Energy P...

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Katie Pettit 10/26/2010 Comments(0)

Why is Energy Star Important?

Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes... WHAT IS ENERGY STAR®? ENERGY STAR® is a international standard, now a guideline, for products that are energy efficient . The program is managed by the United States Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency. The ENERGY STAR® logo is carried by products that use around 20-30% less energy than federal requirements dictate. ENERGY STAR® requirements assist consumers and businesses ensure greater energy efficiency , and...

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Katie Pettit 10/9/2010 Comments(0)

Energy Audit

Sophiep's Take on Things.... Have you heard of an energy audit? It is a home energy assessment to determine the energy efficiency of your home. You can either do it yourself or hire a professional. According to ENERGY STAR , all you need is your last 12 months of utility bills and compare to the ENERGY STAR Home Energy Yardstick . Contact your utility provider for a 12-month summary if you don't have it or misplaced it. If you want a more thorough assessment, you can hire a Professional Ho...

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Sophiep To 10/1/2010 Comments(0)

Why Should I Know About Solar Heat Gain Coefficients?

Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes... What does solar heat gain coefficient mean? And why is it something I should know? Solar gain also known as solar heat gain or passive solar gain is defined as the rising temperature in a space, object or structure a window, for example coming from solar radiation. The strength of the sun and the ability of the structure influence that object's resistance to the radiation. When a window is struck by sunlight, it absorbs short-wave radiation from the l...

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Katie Pettit 9/23/2010 Comments(0)

Going Green, Windows and all.

Brett Roth's Insight Into Window, Doors & Coating. The term going green has become a phrase that everyone has heard somewhere. If it’s bringing your own bags to the grocery store, watering your lawn on certain days or even just turning the lights off when you leave the room, it seems that everyone is getting on these green initiatives. There are many ways to go green in your home with many improvement projects you may have going on too. And this is not just about inconveniencing yourse...

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Brett Roth 7/30/2009 Comments(0)

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