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All About Wind Energy

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Wind power relies on the conversion of natural wind into a renewable energy source. Wind power can be generated from wind turbines, windmills, windpumps, and sails. As an alternative to fossil fuels, wind power provides enough electricity to power homes, businesses, and schools. Its abundance makes it a sensible, cost-effective option. As a clean… Read More »

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Making Sure Windows and Doors Are Sealed

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Written by: Bill Herren With continuously rising energy costs, homeowners are increasingly trying to find ways to save money. Along with switching out older lightbulbs for more energy efficient ones, and having people take shorter showers to conserve water, there are many other things that can be done to make a home more efficient…. Read More »

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The Basics of Renewable Energy

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You have probably heard the term – renewable energy – quite a bit lately in the news. Renewable energy can be defined as a source of energy or power that can be renewed from natural sources. There are many different types of renewable energy sources that are currently being used. They include energy from… Read More »

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Guide to Glass Recycling for Kids

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Written by: Bill Herren We use and see through glass every single day. From the mirrors we look at to get ready in the morning, to the bottles we drink orange juice out of, glass is everywhere. What happens when we don’t need glass anymore, like when we have finished our drink? Some people… Read More »

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A Student’s Guide to Hydroelectric Energy

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Hydroelectric energy is among the safest, most reliable forms of power in existence today. Many countries are working toward having hydroelectricity be their primary form of power. With a long list of advantages and relatively few disadvantages associated with the power source, hydroelectric energy has been at the forefront of alternative energy sources for… Read More »

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Homeowner’s Guide to Energy Star

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When it comes to people preparing to buy a new home, doing remodeling or just replacing old products like air conditioners or windows, many are concerned about energy savings but don’t know how to improve them. Luckily there is a label called Energy Star, which has been made for the express purpose of helping… Read More »

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The Sun and Solar Power Energy

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Written by: Bill Herren The sun is one of the most important elements in our daily life. The sun provides us with natural light, warmth and also is a needed ingredient for plant life. The sun, which is the largest object in our solar system, is the greatest source of natural energy that is… Read More »

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The History of Stained Glass Windows

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The purpose of most windows is to allow a view of the outside and admit light into a building. The purpose of stained glass windows, however, is not to allow people to see outside, but to beautify buildings, control light, and often times to tell a story. Many believe that stained glass was first… Read More »

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How to Reduce Home Heating Costs During the Winter

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Often, people are looking for ways to cut costs throughout the year. When it comes to one’s energy bill, winter can be particularly harsh as people attempt to stay warm and comfortable. Unlike the summer, when air conditioners are the culprit when it comes to inflated energy bills, families typically turn to their furnace… Read More »

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Energy Saving Tips for the Home

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The phrase “Going Green” has become increasingly common. It refers to making choices that are beneficial to the environment, and using fewer resources wisely. More than ever, people are looking for ways to accomplish this in their homes and become more environmentally friendly. Although it is not difficult to do, it does require a… Read More »

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Teaching Kids About Energy Conservation

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As environmental threats mount, it is important to train kids to care for the world responsibly if it is to endure. Instilling kids with the knowledge of how to live in a way that is sustainable saves both resources and money, and teaches children that they are important members of society. Teaching children why… Read More »

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27 Ways to Conserve Energy

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There are several reasons why conserving energy is the right choice to make. Citizens nationwide often find many advantages to going green such as saving money, preserving natural, yet limited resources, and helping the environment by reducing pollution. Using energy efficient appliances or conserving energy in the home or workplace makes economic sense. Conserving… Read More »

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Welcome to the American Vision Windows blog

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Greetings, and welcome to our American Vision blog! I’m Bill Herren and I’d like to get started by saying that we actually do windows! Yes, it’s true; for the last 13 years or so we’ve been listening to our customers in terms of what they want, but also what they need. When it comes… Read More »

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Welcome from Kathleen

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Welcome to American Vision! I’m Kathleen Herren, and I’d like to welcome our readers into the world of windows and so much more! My husband Bill and I decided that the best way to share our ideas with the community would be to reach out into cyberspace and talk about the many design choices… Read More »

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Bay Windows: Let Your Kitchen Shine Through!

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Greetings again! Today I’d like to discuss the most important room of all: the kitchen, and how adding a bay window will do wonders to its overall appearance. I understand that many options are available, so the best thing to do is find a design that fits like a glove and blends in seamlessly… Read More »

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Happy Independence Day from American Vision Windows!

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As our nation approaches its 237th birthday, millions will be celebrating in grand fashion with family, friends, neighbors and perhaps some new acquaintances as well. No matter where you are, the chances of seeing an organized and explosive display of fireworks are in your favor. From San Diego to Augusta—and from South Beach to Seattle—many… Read More »

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Background Noise Virtually Eliminated with Replacement Windows

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Today’s discussion will focus on reducing unwanted background noise without having to use earplugs. While some recent studies have shown that certain types of exterior noise can cause tremendous amounts of angst and stress, minimizing these irritations can be simply achieved by having replacement windows installed in your home. Noises generated from car alarms,… Read More »

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American Vision Windows and Solar Partners Up with HERO Financing

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American Vision Windows and Solar Partners Up with HERO Financing to Make Energy-Efficient Products More Affordable… Without Credit Checks or Down Payments Good news! We are offering a new financing solution that doesn’t require any credit checks or down payments. Read below to find out more: A big part of our core mission here… Read More »

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Care and Maintenance Tips to Help Your Windows Last Longer

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Window maintenance involves a few simple procedures in order to help lengthen the life of each and every window in your home. While some of these steps may be obvious to the naked eye, others may go inadvertently unnoticed. It’s also important to point out that the weather has a lot to do with… Read More »

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With Home Prices Rising, Now Is the Time to Buy Windows

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When the housing bubble popped in 2008, a lot of things were put on hold. People looking to sell their homes decided to wait, those who were buying could not get the mortgages they needed, and those who were considering improvements to increase the value of their home were discouraged. However, home prices have… Read More »

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