When considering replacing or retro-fitting your windows, there are many things to take into consideration. Energy efficiency, style, appearance, features, cost and return on investment will all play a part in your decision making.
According to Natural Resources Canada, windows and doors that are leaky and inefficient can account for as much as 25 percent of your home’s heat loss. In Canada, the ENERGY STAR program helps consumers identify energy efficient products to help combat heat loss in the Winter and heating your home via the sun in the Summer. Windows and doors must meet specific energy performance levels that have been determined for three climate zones across the country in order to be ENERGY STAR compliant.
Your local window professional should be aware of the three climate zones, and which windows meet the levels determined for your zone. When searching for a window or door installation or replacement professional, start your search with our Best of Award Winners in your community.
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