Survey Says: Home Buyers Want ENERGY STAR® Certified Windows

July 15th, 2019 by

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Whether you’re looking into selling your home or boosting its value, ENERGY STAR® replacement windows should be at the top of your list. In this blog, Renewal by Andersen® of Portland shares why these are must-have home improvements.

ENERGY STAR Certified Replacement Windows

According to this year’s What Home Buyers Really Want survey, conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), laundry rooms and ENERGY STAR certified windows are the top two home features most wanted by home buyers. This means a home with ENERGY STAR windows can command a higher price, especially if it has a transferable warranty coverage.

One of the reasons why home buyers look for ENERGY STAR certified replacement windows are their potential energy savings. Buying an energy-efficient home can potentially result in savings, which can be perceived as recoupment of the house cost. The longer the window life span is, the higher the potential long-term savings are.

How ENERGY STAR Certified Windows Save You Money

Replacement windows that receive ENERGY STAR certification help reduce energy consumption by minimizing thermal transfer, a common problem with traditional single-pane glass. Energy-efficient replacement windows feature double-pane glass. Separating the interior and exterior surfaces helps reduce the conduction between indoor and outdoor spaces.

In summer, this results in less heat radiating from the outside, reducing indoor cooling requirements. In winter, this means the house doesn’t lose as much indoor heat, reducing indoor heating requirements. Additional low-emissivity coatings help reduce a second source of heat during summer: infrared radiation from direct sunlight. Given that an average home spends half of its annual energy costs on heating and cooling, the annual energy savings can be a substantial amount. These features have proven to be so effective that our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass packages have them. These glass packages come standard with all Renewal by Andersen replacement windows.

Renewal by Andersen of Portland is your leading provider of ENERGY STAR window replacement options. Give us a call at (503) 419-3960 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Lake Oswego, Salem and Portland, Oregon.