Pittsburgh Corning Celebrates Money Smart Week with Money Saving Home Improvement Advice

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Money Smart Week occurs April 20-27 to help consumers better manage their personal finances. When it comes to paying utility bills, many consumers may not know that their home’s windows are costing them money.

LightWise Low E Glass Block Window

You don't have to sacrifice design and beauty for energy efficiency.

Glass block manufacturer, Pittsburgh Corning, is sending out a public service announcement to all consumers during April’s Money Smart Week. This week, businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media are all coming together to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Home repairs may not be part of a cost-saving plan, but Pittsburgh Corning says consumers may actually be losing money by not replacing windows with more energy-efficient solutions.

“Saving money is one of the driving forces behind replacing windows,” says Mary Lynn Bruce, Marketing Manager for Pittsburgh Corning. “Energy efficient windows provide many benefits – they provide light and ensure consistent temperatures reducing your heating and cooling bills. They also improve indoor air quality which is good for both the environment and your budget.”

According to ENERGY STAR, homeowners saves between $146- $501 per year when they replace single-pane windows. When replacing double-pane clear glass windows, homeowners save between $71- $247 per year.

LightWise® Low E Energy Efficient glass block vinyl windows from Pittsburgh Corning meet Energy Star requirements across the United States keeping the house’s interior comfortable by protecting against the cold, heat, drafts, moisture, pollution and noise. The energy efficient windows require virtually no maintenance or window treatments, and come in a variety of patterns available allowing homeowners to control the level of privacy that they want. The LightWise® Low E Energy Efficient glass block vinyl windows allow desired light into the living area, while still affording homeowners the level of privacy they desire.

“Windows are important elements in your home. They let in light while protecting your home from Mother Nature. With our LightWise® Low E Energy Efficient glass block vinyl windows, you don’t have to sacrifice design and beauty for energy efficiency.”

By installing Energy Star qualified windows, homeowners can save 7-15% on their energy bills compared to non-qualified products.

About Pittsburgh Corning Corporation
Pittsburgh Corning is the leading manufacturer of premium glass block products and specialized architectural window systems for commercial, institutional, government and residential buildings. Glass block products are extraordinarily versatile, providing design options and daylighting while keeping people and property safe and secure. Since 1937, Pittsburgh Corning has been on the forefront of innovative applied glass technology, designing products that stand the test of time. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Corning is an equity affiliate of PPG Industries, Inc. and Corning, Inc. http://pittsburghcorning.com/

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