“Five companies that sell replacement windows agreed to stop making ‘exaggerated and unsupported’ claims about their products. energy efficiency as part of a settlement announced Wednesday by the Federal Trade Commission.” (Washington Post Article)
Here are the perpetrators:
Gorrell Enterprises (Pennsylvania) Winchester Industries (Pennsylvania) Long Fence and Home of Beltsville (Maryland) Serious Energy (California) THV Holdings (Kentucky)
All of these companies were accused of making false claims about their windows. Some of the companies promised a 50% energy savings on some of their advertising. Although with the right replacement windows you will save lots of energy, it is impossible to make lofty promises like these companies did. Finding a good contractor can be a difficult thing to do sometimes.
Why the false claims in the first place?
Although there are false claims made about it, keeping your home more energy efficient can indeed be a great way to save money on rising fuel costs. Home energy efficiency is a very competitive market. Large scale companies often heed efforts to crush smaller competition and often have to sacrifice quality to save time and money. A&A Services would like to thank everyone we met at the New England Home Show this past weekend Seaport World Trade Center Boston! A&A Services is a home improvement contractor out of Salem, MA. We are also regular bloggers and are committed to the home improvement industry. Check out the rest of our site or subscribe to the blog.