Tricks and Treats to Help Homeowners' Scariest Utility Bills: JELD-WEN Awarding New Energy Efficient Windows and Doors to Homeowners Spooked by Winter Temperatures and Rising Energy Costs

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Shocking. Frightening. Downright spooky. That's how many homeowners may feel this fall when they see their energy costs rise while temperatures drop outside. It's enough to send chills down anyone's spine.

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New energy efficient 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 windows can expect savings ranging from $125 to $450 a year, depending on the region.

    However, one lucky homeowner will have nothing to fear this year. In honor of Energy Efficiency Month in October and with Halloween around the corner, JELD-WEN is kicking off a nationwide search to find the Scariest Utility Bill.

To heat things up this fall, homeowners can win new JELD-WEN(R) energy efficient windows and doors by submitting their entry online at http://www.jeld-wen.com. The JELD-WEN Scariest Utility Bill contest runs from October 1 through December 1, 2007. Any 2007 utility bill is eligible; one entry per household. Complete contest rules are available at http://www.jeld-wen.com.

"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 energy efficient 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 windows can expect savings ranging from $125 to $450 a year, depending on the region."

Recent research from the Energy Information Administration suggests that in the continental United States, 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 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.

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

To learn more about how to save energy or enter the JELD-WEN Scariest Utility Bill contest, visit http://www.jeld-wen.com.

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