Did you know that your home’s fenestration (that is, its doors and windows) can really impact your home’s energy efficiency? In fact, energy lost through windows accounts for three percent of the total energy used in the US, costing over $26 Billion annually in energy bills. If you’re looking to lower your energy bills, it’s a good idea to investigate whether your home has energy efficient doors and windows.
Energy Efficient Windows
Windows are incredibly important in your home since they provide ventilation, lighting, and aesthetic purposes. Gaps between window frames, or old single pane windows are typically far less energy efficient than double paned insulated windows. Window gaps can lead to drafts and a higher rate of energy consumption. Our Energy Monster Advisors will assess your windows during your Home Assessment. If your home has old and/or energy inefficient windows, it may be time to replace them.
Energy Efficient Doors
Much like windows, the most energy efficient doors keep unconditioned outside air outside and conditioned air inside. Inefficient doors may have gaps through which air can escape or may have insufficient insulation. Of course, doors with large gaps or insufficient insulation may lead to uncomfortable drafts and increased energy consumption. During your Home Energy Assessment, your Energy Monster Advisor will determine if your doors are properly insulated and whether or not they pose gap issues.