A lot of you may have heard the words “Energy Star” but do you know what it really is? Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States in 1992 by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the Dept. of Energy. Homes, buildings, and products carrying the Energy Star service mark generally use 20-30% less energy than required by federal standards.
Did you know that new homes that are Energy Star qualified use at least 15% less energy than a standard home. Now you ask well how does Beaver Mountain fits into all this?…simply by providing you with the high quality products that meet the strict federal guidelines.
We mainly use Andersen® Series 400 windows. Andersen® was one of the first window companies in the nation to meet Energy Star performance requirements in all geographical regions. They have won several Energy Star awards including the 2012 Energy Star award for sustained excellence. An Andersen® 400 series window has a low-e (low-emissivity) coating, which is like sunblock for your window protecting your furniture and home from U-V light. Andersen® Series 400 windows have a low maintenance exterior and a natural wood interior which creates timeless beauty and durability; they also help keep a warm room warm and a cool room cool.
When you enter your home all you will see is the beauty of a Therma-Tru® door but have the knowledge that that door is not only beautiful but energy efficient. Not only is Therma-Tru® an energy star company they are also a green company. By using methods such as using recycled content, fiberglass as a wood substitute, sustainable forestry, and reducing landfill waste not only is a Therma-Tru® door good for your home it’s good for the environment.