It seems the winters are getting colder an d the summers are getting hotter, and this leads to higher home heating and cooling costs. There are things you can do to save both money and energy. One way is to generate your own energy using solar panels, windmills or other devices. Another is to improve the efficiency of the devices consuming energy by upgrading to high efficiency furnaces, water heaters, light bulbs and other appliances. And yet another way is by reducing energy losses from your home due to leaky, inefficient windows and doors, inadequate insulation, not enough ventilation in your attic, or roofing and siding materials that absorb too much heat.
These changes cannot only save you on energy costs but can also make your home more comfortable, more attractive, and improve its value when it comes time to sell. CD Kaller, Inc. can help you in a number of these areas.
Energy Star® is a term you'll see throughout this article, so what does it mean?
ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR products are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. Saving energy helps prevent climate change.
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Energy Efficient Windows and Doors
Your home's windows and doors can account for 30% or more according to the US Department of Energy of your heating bill by letting heat out or cold air in, and cost you more in the summer by letting in too much of the sun's heat. The DOE recommends installing ENERGY STAR®-qualified windows.
CD Kaller Inc recommends installing ENERGY STAR®-qualified windows and doors from Marvin, Pella or Harvey.
ENERGY STAR®-qualified windows and doors include:
- dual or triple glaze glass
- Low-Emissivity (Low E) glazing to lower the heat gain from sunlight
- inert gases such as Argon or Krypton between the panes to increase the insulating value
Energy Saving Insulation
CD Kaller Inc can insulate your home with a variety of products to save energy and money.