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Are You Throwing Money Out The Window?

HOW MUCH MONEY ARE YOU THROWING OUT THE WINDOW? Presented By Windows Can Account for Windows Represent 10% - 25% 15% -20% of Your Heating Bill Through Heat Loss of a Typical Home's Wall Surface Area ENERGY LEAKS AROUND YOUR HOME Get a home energy audit and SAVE YOURSELF MONEY! 12% 42% through the ceiling through unblocked chimneys and drafts around doors and windows 24% through the walls 10% 12% through the floor through the windows WINDOW TREATMENTS REDUCE HEAT LOSS & GAIN Blinds, Shades, and Drapes trap air to increase thermal insulation. ROLLER SHADES SHUTTERS 25% INCREASES INSULATION UP TO 20% REDUCE HEAT LOSS UP TO ROMAN SHADES CELLULAR SHADES INCREASES INSULATION UP TO 25% INCREASES INSULATION UP TO 60% SOLAR SCREENS WOOD BLINDS INCREASES INSULATION UP TO 20% UP TO OF THE SUN'S HEAT BLOCKED 80% FAUX WOOD BLINDS OTHER WAYS TO SAVE 1. ADD CAULK TO WINDOWS 2. ADD AWNINGS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY 3. UPGRADE WINDOWS LOOK FOR ENERGY STAR LOGO USE NFRC INFORMATION UP TO OF THE SUN'S HEAT BLOCKED 75% energith? National Fenestration Rating Council ENERGY STAR ARE YOUR WINDOWS CERTIFIED? Check to see if your windows are certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council. All windows certified by the NFRC get this label: SOLAR HEAT GAIN World's Best Window Co. coefficient measures how well the window blocks heat from the sun (# varies depending on climate) National Fenestration Rating Councl CERTIFIED Millennium 2000+ Vinyl-Clad Wood Frame Double Glazing • Argon Fill - Low E Product Type: Vertical Slider AIR LEAKAGE measures how much air from outside enters the home through the window (under 3 is best) ENERGY PERFORMANCE RATINGS U-Factor (U.S/I-P) Solar Heat Gain Coefficient 0.30 0.30 VISIBLE TRANSMITTANCE ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE RATINGS measures how much light shines through the window (higher is better) Visible Transmittance Air Leakage (U.S/I-P) 0.51 0.2 U-FACTOR measures how well a window prevents heat from escaping (the lower the number the better) $S$ CALCULATE HOW MUCH HEAT YOU'RE LOSING BY THE HOUR A x U x ( Ti To ) Hourly rate of heat loss Area of window U-factor is how well Inside air Outside air glass in ft2 a product insulates temperature temperature CITATIONS U.S. Department of Energy. http://energy gov/energysaver/articles/tips-windows College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Consumer Energy Center, California Energy Commission.

Are You Throwing Money Out The Window?

shared by BlindsaverDotCom on Jul 01
Up to 25% of your heating bill is thrown straight out the window through heat loss. High quality window blinds and shades can increase energy efficiency by as much as 80% through insulation. How much ...


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