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Stop throwing money out the window!

Windows have a dramatic impact on the cost of utilities and energy performance of a household. In Texas and other warm climates, poor quality windows contribute to high cooling bills, while permitting the Sun to damage organic possessions such as carpeting, and introducing uncomfortable "hot spots" throughout the house. According to the Texas Home Energy Rating Organization, summer heat coming through your windows can force your air conditioner to work two to three times harder. Choosing products with low solar heat gain can reduce the window cooling load by more than half.

When the hot Texas sun pours through your windows, your "energy" dollars may be pouring out.

A typically inefficient window can account for 46 percent of the total cooling load or more, as illustrated in the pie chart on the left. To learn more about the characteristics, benefits and installation of energy efficient windows visit the following pages: