When you get any product that uses energy, you can choose between a product with an Energy Star certification label on it or one without that label. As you look for replacement windows in Simi Valley, CA, that Energy Star label becomes very important. It showcases quality in the windows you are considering. It also gives you a good place to start. Here’s why.
The Energy Star Fenestration is a non-profit organization that spends its time testing products for energy efficiency. No product has to be tested, so just the fact that the products’ manufacturers are willing to have their products tested says a lot about the quality. Manufacturers who adhere to the testing are standing behind what they have made. They think it’s a quality product. If the product passes the tests, it gets the label and that says even more.
Products don’t pass Energy Star tests without having a certain level of energy efficiency. You might think that the levels don’t matter from one state to the next because what works for you in California wouldn’t work for someone in Alaska and vice versa. The good news is that the labels are specific to your area. Different windows in Alaska might have the Energy Star label than windows in California. The organization gives labels to windows that are efficient in that specific region based on the climate and the way they perform. So when you look at windows in your region, that label really means something.
Most homeowners want windows that are high in quality and efficiency, as they should. You can’t tell what’s what until you look at the labels for each window and compare them to one another. But it’s often a good idea to start with the windows that have the Energy Star label, and then compare from there. You know if they have that certification, not only did they submit to testing (which means they believe in their product), but they also passed testing, which means they have a certain level of efficiency for your region.
There are going to be differences between the two windows, both of which have that coveted label. And that’s where you have to compare the ratings on the labels. But at least you know you are starting off with good windows in the first place because they have been tested and approved by a company that rates efficiency on products at all times.
If you want to get advice on efficiency or learn more about the Energy Star Certification, the professionals who work with replacement windows in Simi Valley, CA can help you with the details. Call Quality Windows & Doors and ask any questions you have. You can also set up a free consultation, which can help you get things straight in your mind before you start to make choices. The experts are with you the whole way and you can call and ask as many extra questions as you have, whenever you have them.