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5 Tips on Selecting Energy Efficient Windows in Oregon
6 years ago Posted in: Exteriors, Interiors, Windows 0

Oregon is located in the Northern Climate Zone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Energy Star Zone shows Oregon is mainly a heating dominated climate. Here are five tips to help you make the best choice when selecting your new windows:

 

1. Make sure your windows meet the Energy Code and Look for the ENERGY STAR.

Windows that are Energy Star qualified typically meet or exceed code requirements.

 

 

2. Look for Efficient Properties on the NFRC Label. 

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) label is needed for verification of energy code compliance (www.nfrc.org). The NFRC label displays whole-window energy properties and appears on all fenestration products that are apart of the Energy Star program.

 

 

 

3. Understand the Value of Energy Efficient Windows.

Compare Annual Energy Costs for a Typical Home, view computer simulations for a typical 2250 square-foot house to compare the annual energy performance of windows in Portland Oregon. Click here.

 

 

4. Want a more personalized idea of what you could be saving?

Use RESFEN, a government computer simulation program, to create a custom comparison for window performance options. RESFEN calculates performance results based on utility rates for your climate, house design, and windows design options. Click here to try this custom software.

 

 

5. Proper Installation

Proper installation is necessary for optimal window performance, to ensure an airtight fit and avoid water leakage. Always follow manufacturers installation guidelines and use trained professionals for window installation.

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