Category: Efficiency

Window Terminology Explained

Between U-values and Low-E glass, figuring out what different window terms mean can feel like learning a new language. At Sunrise Windows, we’re here to help you get familiar with some of the most common terminology so that you can make sense of all the different component descriptions, ratings, and other jargon you may come across as part of the . . .

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Why Northern Homes Should Have Energy-Efficient Windows

If you live in a northern region and you don’t have energy-efficient windows on your home, you’re probably losing a lot of heat during the cold winter months. And rather than bumping up the thermostat again and again to keep warm—which ultimately results in higher energy bills—you might be better off investing in new windows for your home. While some . . .

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Energy-Efficient Windows Are a Must-Have for Southwestern Homes

Homeowners in the Southwest understand the necessity of having energy-efficient windows installed in their homes. During the hot summer months, when temperatures are routinely in the triple digits, energy-efficient windows can help keep your home comfortable and prevent you from racking up exorbitantly high energy bills. But what should you look for when considering which replacement windows to install? The . . .

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The Importance of Energy-Efficient Windows for Southern Homes 

One of the most effective steps that homeowners in the south can take to lower their energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprints is to have energy-efficient windows installed. In the summer, temperatures in the southern states can soar past 100 degrees and, contrary to popular belief, there are some areas of the south where it can get downright frigid . . .

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The Importance of Energy-Efficient Windows for Northeastern Homes

Replacing all of the windows on your home is not a small job, but for many homeowners in the northeast, it’s a worthwhile investment to make. A large number of northeastern homes are quite old, as this was the first part of our nation to be settled. Many of these homes are rich in historical beauty but lacking in terms . . .

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What Does My NFRC Sticker Actually Mean?

When it comes to buying energy efficient products we have you covered. We test our products and offer you options that meet and exceed industry standards. We understand these standards, but we want you, the end user, to understand them too. You may have seen the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) sticker on the sash, but do you know what the numbers and . . .

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The Power of the Little Blue Label: ENERGY STAR® and What It Means

In honor of ENERGY STAR Day, we thought we’d take a closer look at the ENERGY STAR® label. This symbol packs a big punch when it comes to helping consumers understand how energy-efficient a product is: close to 90% of Americans recognize the little blue label! Choose ENERGY STAR to Save Energy The ENERGY STAR program was created in 1992 by the . . .

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Now We’re Cooking With Gas

One of the common statements that window companies often make about their windows is that they have “gas fills.” It sounds like a good thing, but what does it really mean, and does it make a difference? Let’s go in-depth about the benefits of having gas fills in multi-pane replacement windows. Are Gas Fills Necessary? There are three types of . . .

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Get Ahead of Old Man Winter By Being Energy Efficient

Getting up in the morning and sticking that first toe out from beneath the warmth of the comforter, old man winter lets us know that he is moving in. If you live in a part of the country that experiences harsh winters, then you understand what it’s like when temperatures suddenly start to drop and the icy winds start to . . .

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The Most Important Replacement Window Efficiency Number of All

If you have a tire that has three holes in it, and you just plug two of them, what have you got? That’s right, a flat tire! Let’s finish off our discussion about drafty windows. A quick review… The NFRC tests all new replacement windows for Air Leakage. This number is one of several listed on the sticker that should be attached to . . .

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