The Department of Energy’s builders challenge program continues to recognize hundreds of builders for their endeavors and achievements in energy efficiency. Over 14,000 households have saved millions of dollars in energy costs – all thanks to adapting energy-efficient practices.
Another milestone became possible in 2013 through the concept of zero energy ready homes. Your door replacement experts will discuss what zero energy ready means and how to emulate the benefits of this method.
What is a Zero Energy Ready Home?
According to the DOE, a zero energy ready home is a high performance household that is so energy-efficient, that its renewable energy system likely offsets its annual energy consumption. It is designed to last longer and perform better. Building with zero net energy consumption may sound challenging at first, but possible with proper guidance and smart use of energy.
For a home to be zero energy ready, the amount of energy that it uses must be equal to the amount it produces. The key is in reducing energy consumption and eliminating the production of greenhouse gases through participating in green practices. Feel free to check with your local home improvement contractors for recommendations.
How Can We Achieve a Zero Energy Home?
While a zero energy household is an ideal lifestyle, many existing homeowners won’t fully adapt the entire process. What you can do is to participate in various energy-efficient practices. Many home improvement companies, such as EcoView Windows & Doors, offer energy-efficient services. You can start with replacing your old windows, as these are likely outdated or compromised.
Here, our windows are made of high-grade vinyl. Vinyl is one of the most durable and long lasting window materials in the industry. We also incorporate our vinyl frames with insulated glass. We even have an optional SolarFlect™ Low-E coatings and a special warn edge seal technology. These innovations make our windows more energy-efficient. Aside from windows, you can also install an energy-efficient siding, hurricane shutters, and patio doors.
This way, you can improve the overall performance of your home and maximize the available energy indoors. Save more on energy costs and enjoy a more comfortable home this winter. Call us at (844) 216-7800 today. We would be happy to answer your questions on energy efficiency and recommend the best home solutions today.