October is Energy Awareness Month and Derek Fielding, senior product manager for Therma-Tru Corp said doors are a “critical part of the housing envelope, so so it’s important to evaluate and maintain their energy efficiency throughout the year.” And it’s not just the front door that counts. Fielding said along with main entry door, side doors, sliding and hinged doors, garage doors and doors leading from the home to the garage need attention to maintain energy efficiency in the home.
Homeowners should always purchase an ENERGY STAR® rated door for their specific geographic area. In addition, there are several ways homeowners can assure their doors are helping support the overall energy efficiency of the
Here’s another tip on how to keep the cold air outside while keeping energy bills low.
Tip: If you’re replacing an entry door and want one with decorative or privacy glass in the door or sidelites, take time to research your options. Try to select doorlites and sidelites that have triple paned glass, which helps make the entire door more energy efficient. If only a two-paned glass is available, request a Low E coating on the glass that can enhance the energy efficiency of the unit.