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
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
If your windows are old, outdated, and drafty, you’re wasting more than just heat and air conditioning – you’re wasting money.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.
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
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
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.
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
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
If you’re shopping for windows or doors you’ve probably 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 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
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
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
Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes… WHAT IS ENERGY STAR®? 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
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
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
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.