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Home & Garden

Why energy-efficient windows and doors are important for your home and the environment

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On average, your home may lose around 30 percent of its heating energy through its windows.

Products that earn the ENERGY STAR are independently certified to save energy, save money and protect the climate.

By installing ENERGY STAR certified windows and doors, you are using up to 30 percent less energy which reduces greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and homes.

When you put an end to cold drafts and overheated spaces, you significantly decrease your energy use and lower utility bills. Energy-efficient windows and doors also have great insulation features, blocking unwanted noise from your home.

Replacing your windows can enhance the value of your home by 20 percent. According to a recent study, 84 percent of millennials are willing to pay up to 3 percent more for an energy-efficient home. Additionally, 76 percent of homeowners are concerned about the energy efficiency of their windows.

Energy-efficient windows and doors also reduces your carbon footprint. Your carbon footprint measures the carbon dioxide emissions that are caused by your activities, and home energy accounts for about one-quarter of your carbon footprint.

Window World installs replacement windows year-round and a standard install will take only one day. Installers install one window at a time and are trained to do whatever necessary to minimize heating/cooling loss. The energy savings from the new windows will recover any additional costs incurred within a few days.

Over time the price of your windows and doors may be offset by cost savings on your energy bills associated with our energy-efficient windows, siding, and doors. The tax credits are also available for residential renewable energy products through Dec. 31, 2021.

Window World of Joliet: 2363 Copper Ct., Crest Hill, IL 60403, 815-729-3100, www.windowworldjoliet.com