One of the main reasons people replace the windows in their home is to gain better energy efficiency and lower their utilities. Many things can directly and indirectly impact your heating and cooling bills and replacing your windows is one of the biggest, especially if they’re old and drafty. Installing replacement windows to correct drafts and control light and heat transfer is one of the simplest steps you can take to improve the overall energy efficiency in your home. Naturally, the structural integrity of your home, the insulation levels, the type and condition of your heating system and the shading provided by your landscaping also impact how much fuel you need to keep your home comfortable as the colder weather drives up your heating bills.
A Short List of Ways We Work Hard to Save You Money & Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
1. Innovative construction materials and methods.
2. Advanced technology and manufacturing processes supported by ongoing research and development.
3. Environmentally responsible harvesting, transporting and reclamation/recycling activities.
4. High-performance glass options and glazing features.
5. Window styles and accessories designed to control heat and light transfer more effectively.
What Industry Experts Say About Renewal by Andersen Industry Ratings
We’re proud to publish energy efficiency ratings and awards from independent organizations. Our parent company, Andersen Windows, consistently receives industry recognition (like the Energy Star 2018 Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence) for our commitment to excellence.
While some companies only tell you about their glass ratings, we know that the most accurate ratings, and those that affect your comfort – and your heating bills — consider all components: frame materials, glass and design.
Many frame materials – vinyl, wood and composites – provide insulating properties that impact energy-efficiency. Our exclusive composite material, Fibrex, outperforms other framing materials in several ways. Fibrex offers superior protection against mildew, rot and decay like vinyl, but it has the strength of wood and won’t warp or sag or expand and contract like vinyl.
The exact energy-efficiency increase realized for each Renewal by Andersen replacement window depends on the window size, which Low-E glass option you choose, the window style, and external factors – such as landscaping, the overall condition of your home and the age and performance of home heating and air conditioning systems.
Innovation, Technology and Leadership
Since our parent company, the Andersen Corporation, founded Renewal by Andersen, we’ve been committed to “redefining” the industry through research and development. Our scientists and design teams deploy the most advanced technology and materials available to custom-build the most energy efficient windows for homeowners, while controlling our manufacturing carbon footprint.
Over the years, our products have evolved. Today, our replacement window manufacturing processes utilize better, higher quality frame materials and construction techniques, multi-pane glass configurations and window glazing to increase energy-efficiency. We’ve also partnered with organizations that share our common goals.
Partnerships and Recognition: EPA Lead Safe Firm Certified Firm
National Environmental Track from the US Environmental Protection Agency
Alliance to Save Energy Partner – recognized for over a century of commitment to environmental stewardship and employees, business partners and the communities they serve
US Green Building Council – LEED certification initiatives and programs
Performance and Savings
Low-E glass allows homeowners to save money on heating and air conditioning bills. Compared to a standard dual-pane window design, Renewal by Andersen Low-E glass options provide greater control over heat and cold transfer.
If your home gets plenty of direct sunlight, options like Low-E4 Sun and Low-E4 SmartSun options provide even more protection and light control. Coated Sun glass allows about half as much heat through the glass as our High-Performance Low-E4 glass panes, which drastically reduces summer utility bills. And in the winter, you’ll find our beautiful, built-to-last-for-the-life-of-your-home replacement windows provide insulation equal to or better than your walls.