Energy Efficient Windows

We have all heard the term energy efficient windows, and we can all assume that these will help us save energy within our homes, but do you know what components go into an energy efficient window, and what they really are? Well, there are many factors that go into a window being energy efficient certified. How the frame is built, what glass type is used, whether it is single, double, or triple paned, the type of weather stripping in place, plus more! Let’s leave the other details to the experts, we get the basic gist by now.

Energy Efficient Windows by GGR Energy

Energy efficient windows can cost slightly more than the average window, but the energy efficient windows help save you from high energy costs. You will save money each year you have the energy efficient windows because they are helping you save on air conditioning or heating costs.  As with any shopping trip, you need to know what you are looking for and what you are working with. If you see an “Energy Star” seal on the window you are thinking of purchasing, it signifies that the window is certified independently and meets or exceeds the guidelines set by the US Department of energy.

Energy Efficient Windows by GGR Energy

Additional information on the label will tell you how well the window will keep heat from escaping, how much light will come in, and how well the window will be able to resist condensation build up on the interior of the surface. There are glazed and non-glazed windows, as well as different types of glass. As experts on all models of energy efficient windows, GGR Energy, is happy to help you curb your energy use! We will guide you through your purchase and can promise an improvement in your next energy bill. Act now and your new energy efficienct window can be part of an Energy Upgrade Rebate project, which can qualify you for up to $4,500 in rebates! Call us to find out how, or simply fill out our contact form!

Are You Energy Efficient?

Tightened 100 dollar roll.Lets face it, today people are becoming more aware of the fact that we consume and waste much more energy than we should. We do this in many ways that you might not expect.

For example:

  • If that tea kettle only needs enough water for one mug of coffee don’t fill it to the top causing your stove to work harder in reaching a boil.
  • If your light bulbs are not incandescent, switch them out to save money and energy.
  • In the summer months, take advantage of the weather and line dry your clothes instead of using the dryer. They will smell naturally fresh and that good old sun of ours will take the stains right out!

See this detailed energy saving list for more great ideas!

The Average Californian home consumes around 567 kw/h costing around $83.70 per month. When the weather changes, this price can go up rather fast. If you live in a home that has not been upgraded with energy efficient appliances and has not been checked for air leakage and poor insulation, your energy consumption can be way more than it should be. Here are a few questions that will help you see how energy efficient you are:

  1. Has my home been checked for air leakage around my doors, windows, and attic?
  2. Have my HVAC systems been cleaned and up to date?
  3. Are my HVAC systems and household appliances energy efficient?
  4. Is my insulation in the right place and is it the correct insulation I need for my specific home?
  5. Are my floors properly insulated?
  6. Are my lighting fixtures using Incandescent bulbs?
  7. Have I looked into solar power as a saving option?
  8. Are my windows high performance and installed correctly leaving no gaps for escaping air?
  9. Do I have a reflective coating on my roof to help the heat from the sun reflect off my home instead of being absorbed, saving me from using my AC more than needed?
  10. Do I change my AC’s air filters at least once a month to keep my unit running at its peak?

Educate yourself on how you can save energy everyday. It will undoubtably put that hard earned money back where it belongs—into your pocket.