Did you know that using Energy Star qualified windows, doors, and skylights can help reduce your energy bills up to 15% while helping protect the environment? In fact making these changes to your home has multiple perks. Cornerstone Home Improvements recently put together a list of these benefits, check them out! Energy Star Windows Help Protect Your Home’s Interiors Your home’s furniture, flooring, and décor tends to fade and discolor as they endure the rays of direct sunlight through your home’s windows. However, with ENERGY STAR qualified windows this is no longer an issue. There is a special coating on the glass that serves as “sunscreen” to prevent the rays from ruining your interiors. In fact, these coatings help to reduce fading and discoloration by as much as 75% without noticeably reducing the amount of visible light. Save Energy and Money At the Same Time Energy Star qualified windows help to lower household energy bills by 7-15%. So what does this mean for the environment? With a lower amount of energy consumption, greenhouse gas emission from power plants is also reduced. This process helps shrink your home’s carbon footprint. Keep Your Home More Comfortable Year Round In the winter, inefficient windows can pull heat away from your body. Similarly, in the summer these same windows will allow about 75% of the sun’s heat into your home. Energy Star qualified windows, on the other hand, use quality materials to help your home’s air conditioner or thermostat do its job. This in turn helps keep you comfortable in your own home. Cornerstone Home Improvements is an Energy Star Partner, meaning we only work with qualified products. For more information about Energy Star qualified windows offered by Cornerstone Home Improvements, give us a call at (816) 737-0601.