Energy efficiency is crucial to any home improvement project. Modern homebuyers love a home fitted with appliances and fixtures that reduce heat transfer between the home and the exterior, thereby reducing heating and cooling costs. Doors are often ignored in home improvements. Replacing a drafty door could save you from discomfort in colder months and reduce cooling expenses when it is warmer. With an increased focus on energy-efficiency, the market is full of options. Some doors are better than others at maintaining a constant indoor temperature. At Aspen Home Improvements, we’d love you to undertake projects that improve your home’s performance and increase indoor comfort. Today’s article will serve as your guide to energy-efficient doors.
Choosing the right energy-efficient door for your home can be overwhelming, considering the wide variety of options they come in. These doors come in an assortment of designs, with different styling options, materials, and textures. When you are shopping for a new energy-efficient door, here are the top 5 things to look out for:
There are several products that can help you minimize heat loss through your doors. If your doors are ill-fitting or don’t seal well, they become the greatest conduit for heat transfer. Below, we have listed products that can help you reduce the occurrence of drafts if your door was not properly installed, or is worn out from years of use.
For the highest energy-saving capabilities, buy doors that have the ENERGY STAR certified and National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) labels.
If you install doors with an ENERGY STAR rating, you will use less energy and keep your indoor temperature constant, ensuring comfort.
The National Fenestration Rating Council developed a rating system based on the performance of doors and windows. An NFRC rating is the best way to establish the energy performance of your entire door and allows you to perform a side-by-side comparison between products.
If you have any more questions regarding energy-efficient doors, we’re always available to help you understand. If you are in Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland, contact Aspen Home Improvements for your next door installation. Our friendly staff and qualified experts will be glad to make both door installation and repair easy for you.
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