It is no news that we are facing a myriad of challenges posed by our current energy sources and usage, and they are taking their toll on the environment. As homeowners, what is important at this point is to find practical solutions through the choices we make and the products that we install in our homes.
In the first entry of this series, Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas, the Manhattan windows expert, examines the environmental and energy challenges we face today, with a view to solving them:
Almost every home has an abundance of gadgets and electronics, all of which require energy to power them. The problem is that the more we raise our energy usage, the higher climate pollution will get. In fact, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) states that we are at a critical point in this regard, since energy generation and use alone accounts for up to 65% of climate pollution.
You may also want to consider how this trend continually impacts your wallet through soaring energy bills each month. Our archaic power grid loses up to ¾ of its energy before it even reaches customers, while recording a whopping loss of about $150 billion annually from power outages and blackouts.
A drastic change is in order. We need to switch to energy-efficient upgrades, such as better insulation, doors, and replacement windows in Manhattan. This way, we can limit energy usage to just what our homes need.
Indoor Air Quality
This remains one of the top health hazards in the country today. Toxins can contaminate the air we breathe, through a process known as off gassing. This occurs when evaporation from building materials sift into your home. That’s why it is crucial that we choose only responsibly manufactured products. Our Hutchinson windows come with no VOCs, so you can enjoy fresh air all day long.
Sub-par products with short life spans and without recyclable value are the leading causes of landfill wastes. Today, they are among the top sources of pollution in the United States. Consider going for quality products to help combat this growing nuisance.
Renewal by Andersen will work with you to help contribute to a more sustainable environment. In fact, we are the only window company to receive the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage Gold™ certification. Be sure to check out the second installment of this blog series to see how we provide solutions to these challenges.
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