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Energy Star

Champion Window and Door is a proud member and supporter of the Energy Star program. Energy Star is a national curriculum aimed at aiding the protection of the environment through a better efficiency of energy. Through the use of modern technology, windows and doors qualified by Energy Star aid in attaining large savings in energy cost. By replacing all residential windows with those qualified by Energy Star, the United States would save $134 billion over the next 15 years in energy expenses.  

Various benefits of windows and doors qualified by Energy Star lead to qualified windows being twice as efficient today as the average window produced ten years ago. One of these advantages is the ability to save up to 15 percent on your energy bills, which can eventually lead to a substantial amount. The decrease of energy usage also leads to the prevention of pollution in our environment. Other benefits of Energy Star qualified windows and doors are: increased defense against sun damage to various products in your building, greater comfort, and improved noise reduction.
The ability of windows and doors to achieve the greatest savings of energy and pollution are based on various factors, which are rated by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). The transfer rate of heat from either your building or outside through your window or door is known as the U-factor. The general ratings U-factor ratings fall between 0.20 and 1.20. The R-value indicates the insulating value, and is the opposite of the U-value. The lesser the heat flow, the lower the U-value, and the better the insulating value of the product. The amount of heat your house gains from the sun is known as the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, or SHGC. The SHGC is determined as a value between 0 and 1. A better rating of the window or door is reached with less heat transmission, and a lower SHGC value. Other ways of rating the efficiency of windows and doors are Visible Transmittance (VT) and Air Leakage (AL). Visible Transmittance measures the amount of light that passes through the product, expressed by a number between 0 and 1. If less light is transmitted, the VT number is lower. Air Leakage is the measure of the amount of air passing through the window or door assembly. If the AL is lower, less air passes through the gaps in the product's assembly.
With the continued support of our neighboring communities, Champion Window and Door aims to incorporate as many possible aspects of the Energy Star program not only within our own corporation, but to our customers and other corporations. Through this, we hope to grow the interest in the relatively easy, yet significantly important national energy saving agenda.