Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Heating Costs on the Rise, Look for the NFRC Label When Choosing Windows

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), home heating costs are on the rise. One way to control costs and overall energy consumption is to install high-performance windows.

A news story posted on the Website, Essential Article, explains that under-performing windows can account for up to 40 percent of a home’s heat loss during the winter. Because windows have such a significant impact on heat loss and heat gain, choosing windows is one of the most important decisions a homeowner can make with regard to energy usage.

The articles emphasizes that the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) label can help consumers make the right choice by enabling them to make accurate and meaningful comparisons among product choices.