Fierce Winter Weather Extends Scariest Utility Bill Contest

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JELD-WEN awarding new ENERGY STAR Windows and Doors designed for energy efficiency to homeowners spooked by winter temperatures and higher utility bills.

Responding to recent news of rising energy prices and colder weather approaching, JELD-WEN Windows & Doors is extending its Scariest Utility Bill contest through January 1, 2008.

While many homeowners may be feeling spine chills and goosebumps after seeing their utility bills, one lucky homeowner will heat things up by winning new JELD-WEN® insulating windows and doors. To participate, homeowners can submit high utility bills online at Any 2007 utility bill is eligible and complete contest rules are available online.

"Large energy bills can signal the need for home fixes that will help save energy this season and beyond," said Brian Hedlund, JELD-WEN product marketing manager. "New insulating windows and doors can make a dramatic difference. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, a typical homeowner installing ENERGY STAR qualified insulating windows can expect to realize savings ranging from $125 to $450 a year, depending on the region."

Recent research from the Energy Information Administration suggests that in the continental U.S., homeowners in New England and the mid-Atlantic regions may be more likely to have the scariest utility bills this year. On average, homeowners in New England pay an average of 16.7 cents per kilowatt-hour (kwh) for electricity, while ENERGY STAR homeowners in the mid-Atlantic pay an average of 13.48 cents per kwh. The average price for electricity throughout the country is 10.65 cents per kwh. Installing insulating windows and doors that are ENERGY STAR qualified can have a positive impact on a home's energy efficiency.

JELD-WEN offers a wide variety of ENERGY STAR products that can provide long-term savings on utility bills, including wood and vinyl windows and fiberglass exterior insulating doors.

To learn more about how homeowners can improve their energy efficiency or enter to win the JELD-WEN Scariest Utility Bill contest, visit

JELD-WEN, inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of reliable windows and doors. Based in Klamath Falls, Ore., JELD-WEN began as a small Oregon millwork plant in 1960 and has grown into a company with nearly 150 divisions and more than 20,000 employees worldwide.
JELD-WEN is the official window, door and millwork provider of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, Proud Partner of THE PLAYERS and title sponsor of the JELD-WEN Tradition. Since 1998, JELD-WEN has been an ENERGY STAR® Partner with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. Eleven JELD-WEN® product lines and all windows and doors constructed with AuraLast® wood have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal. JELD-WEN® windows and doors have been honored by numerous consumer and industry publications. In 2005, JELD-WEN® IWP® Auroraâ„¢ Custom Fiberglass exterior doors received a Consumers Digest Best Buy rating.

For more information about the exceptional value and reliability of JELD-WEN products, or to find a dealer near you, please visit or call 800-877-9482.


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