ENERGY STAR® Updates for Windows & Sliding Patio Doors
In case you missed it, the ENERGY STAR® program has introduced significant updates to promote energy-efficient solutions further! This blog explores those changes, the Inflation Reduction Act, eligible tax credits, and new and innovative argon glass packages for windows and sliding patio doors.
2023 ENERGY STAR 7.0 Program Changes
ENERGY STAR has raised the bar for energy-efficient products in 2023. Windows and sliding patio doors must meet stricter performance criteria to achieve certification, including new U-Factor and SHGC certification requirements starting in October 2023. These updates ensure that consumers can continue to make informed choices and invest in high-quality products that provide more significant energy savings.
The Inflation Reduction Act
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 impacts the federal tax credit available for Americans who plan to make energy-efficient home improvements. Under this act, homeowners may be eligible for a tax credit on qualifying energy-efficient Associated Materials windows and sliding patio doors up to specific limits. Consult with a tax professional or refer to official IRS guidelines to understand the eligibility requirements and potential savings.
New Argon Glass Packages
Pella has added argon glass packages for windows and sliding patio doors to its line. These packages incorporate advanced technologies to enhance thermal performance and reduce energy loss. The argon gas fill between glass panes acts as an insulator, minimizing heat transfer and improving energy efficiency. By choosing Alside’s argon glass packages, homeowners can create a more comfortable living environment while reducing their carbon footprint and increasing eco-friendliness.
To learn more about energy-efficient windows and sliding patio doors, visit our website and consult the resources on ENERGY STAR qualifications and tax credits.