Knowledge is Power…

  • Increase Your Home Window IQ – Don’t know double pane from double hung,  U-factor from  SHGC?  Check out this glossary of the most common home window and door terms.


  • Home Windows 101 – How do you know if your home needs new home windows—and if you’re selecting the right home windows for your home?  Here are some good tips to get you started.


  • NFRC – The National Fenestration Rating Council is a non-profit organization that administers the only uniform, independent rating and labeling system for the energy performance of home windows, doors, skylights, and attachment products. Their goal is to provide fair, accurate, and reliable energy performance ratings.  Ultimately,  the NFRC was formed in response to the energy crises of the 1970’s, to address concerns about energy consumption. Information about the NFRC and the manufacturer’s who submit their products for testing are available at


  • ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.  Results are already adding up.  Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2007 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 27 million cars — all while saving $16 billion on their utility bills.  Energy efficient choices can save families about a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort.  For more information on ENERGY STAR visit


  • Energy Tax Credit – A tax credit is generally more valuable than an equivalent tax deduction because a tax credit reduces tax dollar-for-dollar, while a deduction only removes a percentage of the tax that is owed. Consumers can itemize purchases on their federal income tax form, which will lower the total amount of tax they owe the government. Visit for additional information.


  • Efficient Home Windows Collaborative (EWC) members have made a commitment to manufacture and promote energy-efficient home windows.  This site provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient home windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use.