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: Reach out and touch your door on both hot and cold days. If you feel the exterior temperatures on the inside surface, then your door may not have adequate insulation and you should consider upgrading it with a replacement that is more energy efficient and has an ENERGY STAR qualified rating for your geographic area.