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PART 1: TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS BRING YOU SMART WINDOWS – SMART HOMES TURN INTO REALITY

Have you ever been at your desk at work only to suddenly realize that you’ve left something cooking in the oven? Or could it be that you forgot to turn on your security alarm before you left? In the old days, you’d be zooming back home to check on things. Not anymore.

Where the smart home was once merely a figment of the imagination, this is clearly no longer the case. Smart homes are the future, and the future is nearly here. More and more, homeowners are making choices to help them save over the long term, and with an eye to current trends, have started automating some of their electronics at home.

On the manufacturing side, producers are racing to develop technological advances in locks, doors, windows, and many other things to compete for the growing consumer dem and for “smart” technology. While the industry has yet to develop to a point where there’s a universal method of communication among all the different home devices, the connected dream is well on its way to becoming de rigueur in every home.

What spurs this development is several inescapable facts about energy and energy consumption that the average American consumer is faced with. You’re probably well aware that our energy sources are rapidly diminishing. In fact, the Department of Energy has already predicted that in the next two decades, energy consumption will rise by 45 percent for electricity, 62 percent for natural gas, and 33 percent for oil— and that energy supplies will not be sufficient to meet the dem and. Meanwhile, regular consumers like you and me will have to deal with the higher cost of energy.

It’s no wonder that there is now a concerted effort to find and develop technologies that will effectively address the energy consumption issues with which we are now faced. While most efforts are directed towards increasing energy supply, a h andful of researchers have been working on “smart” ways to reduce energy consumption without us having to give up many of the modern-day conveniences we are used to.

Among the technologies already on the market today are smart windows—no, not Microsoft Windows the operating system, but something just as exciting. We’re talking here of cutting-edge technology for the home: windows that control heat and light. These windows are designed to help reduce the cost of lighting, heating, and cooling with the push of a button or the twist of a knob. With about 2 percent of national energy consumption losses attributed to the current crop of residential windows available on the market, this technology has the potential to save American consumers billions of dollars.

In Part 2, read about how smart windows could work to reduce your energy consumption and save you a significant amount of money.

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"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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