More and more people around the world seem to be becoming conscious of their carbon footprint and taking steps to actively minimize it. One’s carbon footprint is not only a large part of environmental impact, it is also directly correlated to the amount of money spent on energy. If you are looking to cut down on the amount of energy used in your home or business, both for ethical and financial reasons, below is how you can employ your home’s windows, doors and skylights to help you do that.
Any door allowing access to your home, whether it is your entry door, or back patio door, is a point where air can pass through. Depending on the season you can be losing heat in the winter and cool air can be escaping in the summer. Similar to windows, doors can be made energy efficient, or not so energy efficient. If you just moved into an old home with the original door, there is a good chance that is not energy efficient. Additionally, as doors experience wear and tear, the can start to warp, lose suction with the door frame and even crack, allowing cold and warm air to enter your home that you don’t want in there. Having a fully functional, well fitting door is necessary, and more importantly, having one that is energy efficient is even better.