In recent years, more and more people have become attuned to the needs of the environment, joining the green revolution while looking for ways to survive in the modern world. In Arlington County:

Seven years ago, Arlington County decided to go green and hasn’t looked back.

Since the county’s push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, environmental services officials say that Arlington has saved about $800,000 per year on energy and water from energy efficiency upgrades.

Local county governments across the Washington, D.C. metro area have also come to together to implement plans to address climate change. And according to The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 74 percent of the D.C. metro region’s population lives in jurisdictions that promote energy efficiency and renewable energy incentives.

Arlington's efforts are geared towards addressing a bigger picture. You can participate too in your own way. No action is too small to be of help to the environment because truly every little bit helps. Got a home improvement project scheduled for spring? Why not use that as an opportunity to contribute to the county's energy efficiency program? Don't worry. You don't need to overhaul your home to be effective. Even doing a simple window repair in Arlington VA will go a long way.

Energy is consumed every time the air conditioning unit is turned on. The quality of a window affects the temperature inside a room; it can either make it warmer or colder than the ideal. With faulty ones installed, the AC will be forced to consume more energy to compensate. So make sure that your windows are in good condition.

Roofing & More, Inc. offers services in Arlington VA for replacement windows or repair. In business for nearly two decades now, the company only uses brand-name materials complemented by reliable craftsmanship to ensure only the best quality in every installation. All window options offered have all been rated for energy-efficiency so they are perfect for supporting the county's green initiatives. Call today to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate to find out what energy-efficient windows can do for you and your home.

(Article Excerpt from "Arlington Leads State in Energy Efficiency", The Arlington Connection, April 30, 2014)