THV Compozit Windows not only exceed these requirements with an R-Value of 6.25 and U-Factor of 0.16, but the company is one of only about 30 window manufacturers that qualified and participate in the program across the United States.
Louisville, KY (Vocus) October 7, 2010
When it comes to replacement windows, today’s consumers expect greater energy efficiency to help reduce their utility bills and make their homes feel warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. In order to ensure consumers that their replacement windows will provide their homes with comfort and value as well as energy cost savings, the NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) along with Energy Star provide a rating system for evaluating window quality and energy efficiency.
THV Compozit Windows & Doors is committed to not only meeting these energy efficiency standards, but also exceeding them. The company recently had their unique Compozit windows retested with the NFRC, which resulted in even better energy performance ratings than before.
Two of the best ways to measure the effect of windows on energy use are known as U-Factor and R-Value ratings. The U-Factor measures the rate of heat transfer (or loss), while R-Value measures the resistance to heat loss. The lower the U-factor, the better the window is at retaining heat, just as the higher the R-Value the better the thermal performance of the window.
New energy performance ratings show that THV Compozit Windows & Doors has continued to innovate in order to guarantee its spot at the forefront of energy efficiency. While Energy Star certified products must meet certain U-Factor ratings, THV Compozit Windows are well above those standards. The THV Compozit Double Hung and Slider Windows tested with a U-Factor as low as 0.16, which translates into an R-value of 6.25.
THV Compozit Windows not only outperform other windows in energy efficiency, but also in other very important categories including air infiltration and air leakage. The THV Compozit Double Hung Window was recently retested with an impressive Air Infiltration ratio of .01, while the THV Compozit Tilt and Slide Windows retested with an Air Leakage rating of .06. An Air Infiltration rating of .01 makes the THV Compozit Double Hung Window ten times more efficient than what is actually recognized by the NFRC. The best possible Air Infiltration rating recognized by the NFRC is 0.1, as they round to the nearest tenth when publishing these ratings and will not round to 0.
THV Compozit Windows tested so well among NFRC and Energy Star standards that the company qualified for the U.S. Department of Energy’s R-5 Volume Purchase Program. The R-5 Program was designed to help both window buyers and window manufacturers by developing a market for highly-insulating (R-5) windows at affordable prices. To qualify, windows must have a whole-window R-value of 5, which translates into a U-Factor of around 0.2. "THV Compozit Windows not only exceed these requirements with an R-Value of 6.25 and U-Factor of 0.16, but the company is one of only about 30 window manufacturers that qualified and participate in the program across the United States." THV Compozit Windows & Doors has always been a green-minded company and is excited to be at the forefront of enabling a new era of energy efficiency.
ABOUT THV COMPOZIT WINDOWS & DOORS
For over 30 years, THV Compozit Windows & Doors, formerly Thermal Line Windows, has served their vision to change the replacement window industry. Initially focusing solely on the replacement window business, THV Compozit Windows & Doors has evolved into a premiere replacement window manufacturer, servicing many aspects of the home improvement industry today. Since their establishment in 1984, the company has grown to be a leader in the replacement window industry, manufacturing, selling, and installing quality replacement windows across the United States.
Exceeding customers' needs is what motivates THV to constantly innovate and modify their product line, thus preserving their reputation as an industry leader. THV was one of the first to manufacture composite replacement windows. The company not only takes pride in creating windows and doors that enhance the home's comfort and beauty, but also offers other home improvements such as kitchen and bath remodeling, siding, gutter protection, decks, roofing and more through their network of corporately-owned dealerships. These dealers include Leingang, Rolox, and Primax Home Centers, THV Stores, and Thomas Construction, which together serve 16 states in the Midwest and Midsouth.
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