Energy costs are as high as they have ever been, and homeowners are suffering the consequences. High energy bills can put a strain on any household. Here at Renewal by Andersen of Columbus we are working hard to help local homeowners save on energy through window replacement. Renewal by Andersen is constantly improving on the energy efficiency of their products and materials, and we are able to install energy efficient windows and doors in your home in order to help save on your monthly bills.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions from other customers to help you understand our commitment to the environment and energy efficiency.
Why should I replace my existing windows?
Replacing old, drafty windows with energy efficient, durable Renewal by Andersen windows will help reduce both your heating and cooling bills. Your comfort and energy savings will be felt year-round.
What are NFRC Ratings?
The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is a non-profit organization that administers uniform, independent rating and labeling systems for the energy performance of windows, doors, skylights, and attachment products. This means there are accurate, third-party ratings to measure and compare energy performance of windows and doors.
What are the benefits of “Low-E” windows?
Low-E windows help reduce the amount of the sun’s heat that enters your home and offers the following benefits:
- Eliminate hot spots in rooms.
- Protect carpets, upholstery, wood, papers and artwork from fading.
- Reduce outside noise.
- Increase indoor comfort.
- Can help add value to your home.
What are R-values and U-values?
R-value is the resistance a material has to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the resistance.
U-value is the amount of heat transferred through a material. The lower the U-value, the slower the rate of heat flow and the better the insulating quality.
How much can I expect to save if I install Renewal by Andersen replacement windows?
It depends on which style of glass your windows utilize. High Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass is 70% more energy efficient in summer and 45% more energy efficient in winter as compared to ordinary dual panel glass. *Values are based on comparison of Renewal by Andersen® double-hung inserted window SHGC to the SHGC for clear dual pane glass non-metal frame default values from the 2006 and 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.