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What Is Energy Star?

If you have shopped the market for windows, doors or appliances there is a good chance that you have seen the Energy Star seal on products. This may just seem like another decal placed on products if you do not know what it is that the seal stands for. Energy Star is a program backed by the government to help both homeowners and businesses find the best quality and highest efficiency products on the market. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the DOE (Department of Energy) create the standards for what can earn the Energy Star seal of approval.

Energy Star is very important in the home improvement industry. If a manufacturer is able to meet the criteria set up by the government they can expect an increase in sales to the millions of people across the nation who are becoming more energy conscious. Only the top tiers of windows and door will become part of the Energy Star grouping. They must be tested in an individual laboratory to see if they can meet the efficiency levels set. They must have low U-Values, Solar Heat Gain Co-efficient, light transmission and be made of quality materials if they are to earn the Energy Star label.

These products are perfect for anyone who is hoping to decrease their energy bills and increase the value of their home. FAS Windows and Doors proudly carries products that have earned the Energy Star seal. For more information call us at 888-422-1690 to set up a FREE in home consultation about our products and what would be best for your home.

Brett Roth 8/9/2009

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