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Get your remodeling or replacement project off to a great “green” start with products from the leader in high-performance, made-to-order windows and doors

WARROAD, Minn., Oct. 23, 2012 – Marvin Windows and Doors is helping homeowners find easy ways to live a more energy-efficient lifestyle without having to change their lifestyles, offering a chance at $5,000 toward Marvin products and some great “green” advice from a nationally recognized home improvement expert.

Whether you’re looking to upgrade a room or your whole house, Marvin windows and doors can create the right solution for any project, in any climate and in any style. Marvin’s Smart Performance Promotion gives homeowners a chance to win $5,000 toward the purchase of Marvin windows and doors, giving one lucky winner a great start toward a stylish, energy-efficient makeover for his or her home.

With more than 150,000 ENERGY STAR-rated products to choose from, along with the superior quality and made-to-order flexibility it is known for, Marvin is the market leader in energy-efficient windows and doors. Marvin provides best-in-class products that will help make your home more comfortable and help limit your energy costs without sacrificing quality, appearance or durability.

Enter now for your chance to win the $5,000 Smart Performance Promotion at www.marvin.com/energy. The entry period closes Dec. 31, 2012.

Marvin also is teaming up with Lou Manfredini, host of HouseSmartsTV and home improvement contributor for NBC’s Today Show, to offer a broad range of energy-efficiency advice — from the small to the large.

Lou’s tips include:

  • Service your heating system every year. It’s the best money you’ll spend. The cost for a typical service call to clean the unit and change filters in both the furnace and humidifier? The average is around $75-$100, depending on where you live.
  • Check the arrangement of your furniture. Really. Many times people put couches and chairs over vents and in front of baseboard radiators, decreasing the efficiency of the units. By restricting the airflow, you increase the use of your furnace or boiler — ultimately the energy used to heat your home.
  • Replace old, leaky windows and doors. Windows and doors are key to your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. Outdated or failing windows are responsible for a large percentage of the wasted energy in homes and other buildings. In the winter, windows can leak heat or block too many of the sun’s warming rays — meaning you burn more fuel and pay higher utility bills. In summer, poorly performing windows let cool air escape and fail to reflect outdoor heat.

Read the rest of Lou’s tips on living an energy-efficient lifestyle at www.marvin.com/energy.

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