Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #357 – Heating – ENERGY STAR Windows

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 357,  ENERGY STAR Windows. What is a window but simply a big hole in the wall? ENERGY STAR windows, like the replacement windows we had installed in our own home, provide greater savings by keeping more heat inside in the winter. They are more costly than non-ENERGY STAR … [Read more...]

ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes – 3 Year Anniversary – More Data

Yesterday's article saw us review the payouts and estimated savings from each of the first three years of the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program. Today, we review more statistical data on the program's 3 year anniversary. We continue our review using the data provided by Media Relations Assistant | Adjointe aux relations médias  of | de Natural Resources Canada | Resources naturelles Canada, with our sincere thanks. Today we look at data surrounding the type of energy efficiency and / … [Read more...]

ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes – 3 Year Anniversary

March 31, 2010 marked the 3rd year anniversary of the Federal ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program in Canada. The intent of the program is to provide financial incentives to Canadian households to undertake prescribed energy conservation investments in their homes such as replacing inefficient major 'appliances' such as central furnace or air conditioner with a high efficiency model, improve the attic or wall insulation, reduce air leaks through various means including replacing windows and doors … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisited – 14

Living Room Bay Window

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ OK, now that we are written several articles in the past day … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisited – 5

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The next recommendation on our ecoENERGY Energy Efficiency … [Read more...]

ENERGY STAR Rated Replacement Windows – Air Leaks 4

Several weeks ago we wrote three articles on the air leaks which had occurred in two of our ENERGY STAR rated replacement windows, even though they were merely one year old.Several weeks went by between the time we notified the sales representative of the company from whom we purchased the windows and when the installers arrived at our home. Why? The reason is simple. The manufacturer needed time to, well, manufacturer the replacement ENERGY STAR rated windows and we wanted to wait until … [Read more...]

Additional Home Heating Bill Savings and Conservation Tips – 4

Family Room ENERGY STAR Windows

Editor's Note: To view the 500+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our free home Energy Saving and Water Saving Guide, 2nd Edition Today, we complete our review of the many energy savings tips we have received for households to reduce the consumption of natural gas, home heating oil, electricity and other energy sources consumed in the generation of heat for homes in the winter. These suggestions are not cheap; in fact, they are the … [Read more...]

ENERGY STAR Rated Replacement Windows – Air Leaks 3

Yesterday we wrote about how not only our bedroom slider window but also one of the large picture stationary windows in our family room had developed moisture condensation inside between the two panes of glass caused by air leaks. Both are ENERGY STAR rated windows. Yet, would we have issues with the window salesman and manufacturer? I mean, the replacement windows were spot on a full year from their installation date. I was especially concerned with the 4 foot by 4 foot stationary … [Read more...]

ENERGY STAR Rated Replacement Windows – Air Leaks 1

Window With Brocken Seal

Recently we have written about some of the features which were part of the ENERGY STAR replacement windows we had installed in our home over the past year and a bit. Can they leak? What I mean by that is can ENERGY STAR rated windows experience a broken seal allowing moisture build-up inside the (in our case) two panes of glass? Not necessarily a silly question. I mean, if these windows cost more than those without such rating, perhaps they are constructed sufficiently different so that … [Read more...]

ENERGY STAR Rated Replacement Windows – Window Handles

Casement Window Handle

Yesterday we wrote about the three interior yet only one handle for the locking mechanism use on our casement style ENERGY STAR rated replacement windows. Today we wanted to write about a very minor yet non-insignificant feature of newer windows, that being the window handle itself. Now, if you have windows which are slider types to open and close, you of course have no need for such handles. However if you have the type we wrote about yesterday which swing out from the window frame you … [Read more...]

ENERGY STAR Rated Replacement Windows – Screens

Overlapping Window Screen 1

We have had an increasing number of visitors to our site, DailyHomeRenoTips.com, in the past month who have arrived from Internet searches on windows. It seems with the Spring comes window replacement activity as well. Which, of course stands to reason; who would want to voluntarily replace windows in their home in the middle of winter; unless of course the window manufacturer / reseller provided a financial incentive to do so? ;) So, to accommodate those guests, and everyone else who … [Read more...]

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