We’ve all seen the ENERGY STAR logo before. It’s stuck on washers, dryers, televisions and microwaves – really any appliance you can think of. But maybe there’s one place you haven’t thought to look for the ENERGY STAR badge – your windows.

“Windows,” you might say, “they’re just glass in a frame, how is that ENERGY STAR?” Not all windows are created equal. Some are drafty old single pane things; others leak and frost over the day the mercury dips below zero. Though they don’t draw energy as a blender might, windows can conserve energy, reduce heating and cooling costs and generally contribute to a more comfortable environment.

ENERGY STAR windows by JELD-WEN are typically dual or Tripane and each have their own advantages depending on where you live. Both dual and Tripane JELD-WEN windows will help to dampen exterior noise, reduce condensation and form a tighter, gap-free seal to keep heat in during the winter and out during the summer. This means your home will require less energy to heat and cool because the amount of energy lost through your windows and doors will be reduced. Also available on our windows is Low-E glass, a special coating that will help absorb ultraviolet rays in the winter and repel them in the summer, adding an extra level of conservation and comfort.

For years now, JELD-WEN has been manufacturing windows and doors that are built to withstand extreme Canadian temperature swings. An ENERGY STAR partner since 2004, JELD-WEN has been recognized three times for our commitment to the program with the Participant of the Year Award in 2009, the Sustained Excellence Award in 2010 and the Manufacturer of the Year in 2012. Accolades are great, but to us ENERGY STAR is more so about energy conservation for a greener tomorrow and lowering the bills of the millions who trust JELD-WEN products.

To find the right ENERGY STAR JELD-WEN Windows and Doors for your home, find your climate zone on the ENERGY STAR map of Canada (your local JELD-WEN retailer can help with this, to locate yours, visit jeld-wen.ca). The map will tell you which JELD-WEN rated products are best suited for your region.

To learn more about the ENERGY STAR program, visit www.energystar.gc.ca.