Nowadays, it’s hard to ignore the role each of us plays in helping or harming the environment. That’s especially true now that global warming is becoming a very real and powerful thing. Because every little bit can contribute to this mounting problem, we at Renewal by Andersen of Portland leave nothing to chance. We have a five-point plan we follow with each and every one of our customers, no matter how big or small the job.
1. It’s about renewal
Every moment of every day, your home uses energy. Sometimes it’s a lot, sometimes it’s not that much. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), however, an average home does consume significantly more than the average automobile — including carbon emissions! This can be worse when your home is inefficient when it comes to energy. With older window and doors in place, a lot of heat is often lost when it’s cold, or not enough cool air to disperse the heat is generated when it’s hot, causing your heaters and coolers to work overtime to compensate.
And the thing is, it actually pretty much boils down to the age of your home. You could be passing over some great replacement windows in Portland and the energy savings these bring. The key thing that we’re pushing for is an end to this inefficiency.
2. It’s also the air in there
We can’t deny that our health is tied to the environment — and poor indoor air quality has been found by the EPA to be one of the top 5 health hazards in America. Old homes are particularly vulnerable because much of the toxins that collect in the air come from the degradation and evaporation of older building materials — including those in the windows and doors. For some products, this process continues down the years, leaving you constantly breathing in hazardous chemicals.
When you trust your window replacement in Portland to us, you can rest assured that this will not be a problem in the very least, because we have the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage Gold™ certification. This means that our products do not have the same problems associated with older window units.
But, wait, there’s more! Three more things, to be exact. And in the second and final part of this two-part blog, we will cover the specific ways our windows can help you and good ol’ Mother Earth. You can check that out here: /2-part-blog/five-points-to-environmental-responsibility-part-2/