Nowadays, finding ways on how to consume less energy should be one of the top priorities of the government and homeowners alike. We all know that electricity is produced by burning fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas which results in emission of greenhouse gases. These greenhouse gases cause global warming and pollution. Evidently, it is a domino effect that starts with excessive consumption of energy and the United States is one of the countries contributing to global warming and pollution. This article from ipsnews.com provides further detail:
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a non-profit here, called the U.S. economy’s inefficiency “a tremendous waste” of both resources and money, in a scorecard released July 17th. Looking at 16 of the world’s largest economies, the rankings use 31 metrics to measure efficiency-related measures within each nation’s legislative efforts as well as the industrial, transportation and building sectors.
“The most important kilowatt hour is the one you don’t have to produce.” — Mark Konold
“A country that uses less energy to achieve the same or better results reduces its costs and pollution, creating a stronger, more competitive economy,” the ACEEE’s report begins. “While energy efficiency has played a role in the economies of developed nations for decades, cost-effective energy efficiency remains a massively underutilized energy resource.”
It is a tremendous waste indeed, especially in places like Sacramento wherein temperatures in the warmer months force homeowners to consume a tremendous amount of electricity to run air conditioners throughout the spring and summer to live comfortably in their homes. A long term solution to decrease energy waste and to enjoy a more comfortable home year round would be replacement windows in Sacramento from a company like Renewal by Andersen® that offers energy efficient features, like High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass, which is 70% more energy efficient in summer and 45% more energy efficient in winter as compared to ordinary dual panel glass.*
We are one of the premiere companies for home remodeling in Sacramento, California and believe that every home should be as energy efficient and comfortable year round as possible. That is why our replacement windows and patio doors are designed to support these goals with the added benefit of strength and durability.
So help your home, community, and the environment today with energy efficient products for your home.
(Article Excerpt from U.S. Ranks Near Bottom Globally in Energy Efficiency, www.ipsnews.net, July 17, 2014)
*Values are based on comparison of Renewal by Andersen double-hung inserted window SHGC to the SHGC for clear dual pane glass non-metal frame default values from the 2006 and 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.
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