Earth Day (Sunday April 22) is quickly approaching, and it’s that time of year where we need to consider how our actions are affecting the planet. This goes for everything from our homes to our waste and recycling practices to our purchasing decisions. One of the best ways to protect our planet is to use energy efficient and ENERGY STAR certified products in our homes.
Did you know that an average household spends more than 40% of its annual energy budget on heating and cooling costs? ENERGY STAR certified products save energy, save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, making the earth healthier all around.
ENERGY STAR is a government-backed voluntary partnership program that promotes environmental protection and energy efficiency in products, buildings and homes. Here are 3 ways to participate in the battle for a greener planet:
1. ENERGY STAR Certified Windows
New windows are definitely an investment, but when you think about how much money you’ll save on heating and cooling costs, you’ll see they’re worth every penny. Gentek windows are performance-engineered for advanced energy savings to help reduce fuel consumption for heating and cooling homes. For increased energy savings, Gentek windows are available with ENERGY STAR qualified glass packages for thermal protection and year-round energy conservation.
Gentek’s Regency and Regency 400 windows have been selected as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2017 for meeting meticulous ENERGY STAR performance criteria. Included in the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation are all Regency and Regency 400 windows built with EnergyPlus glass. Available in custom colours and decorative options, the windows feature fusion-welded masterframe and sash corners, dual-pane insulated glass technology, multi-layer weatherstripping and integrated insulating components for weathertight protection against energy loss.
2. ENERGY STAR Certified Patio Doors
Gentek patio doors are beautiful practical, and ENERGY STAR rated. Patio doors are a stylish way to fuse the indoors and outdoors, making your space more welcoming. Energy efficient patio doors help maintain comfort in your home and will help you save on energy bills. Gentek offers a full line of patio doors to suit any home design.
3. ENERGY STAR Rated First Impressions’ Doors
If you want to replace your front door with one that’s going to protect our planet, you’ll want to know about Gentek’s custom First Impressions’ doors. They’re designed to deliver superior energy efficiency and reduce consumption of fossil fuels for heating and cooling. They’re ENERGY STAR rated and their material is reused for other products to reduce environmental waste. Custom made with the exact measurements of your door openings and crafted with simple upkeep in mind, Frist Impressions’ doors are one of the best home investments you can make.
Earth Day is coming. Use Gentek products to make your home greener and our environment healthier!