Is Your Entry Door Energy Efficient

| 9 AUG 2017

In the era of modern homes and home design, one of the most common requests that people have is for their home (current or new) to be energy efficient. This most commonly takes the form of an energy efficient entry door and windows. If you are wondering whether or not your current entry door, or one on a home you are looking to buy, is energy efficient, below are some things to look out for. Quality Frame Materials Energy efficient entry doors use a wide range of durable, and more importantly, low maintenance framing materials, which are designed to reduce heat transfer and insulate better year round. If you know what the material of your door is, you can quickly check with Energy Star to determine if it is considered energy efficient. Low-E Glass The windows on energy efficient doors have a low-e coating on them which reflects infrared light, helping to keep heat inside your home during the colder winter months, and coolness in during the hotter summer months. The coating also reflects ultraviolet light, which helps protect things inside your home (including fabrics) from fading. Multiple Panes You are likely not going to find windows on an energy…

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Best Thermal Curtains For Your Windows

| 12 February 2017

If you have ever been to a house that has thermal curtains, you have seen firsthand how comfortably you are able to make a room, simply by upgrading your window treatments. They are effective at keeping room temperatures well regulated, and come in a wide range of styles and patterns…

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Healthy Living In An Energy-Efficient Home

| 2 February 2017

Energy-efficient structures and additions to homes are becoming incredibly popular, especially as the cost of energy continues to rise in many parts of the country. Getting the most of your home’s ability to provide you with, essentially, free energy control (over the long run) is a responsible and financially prudent…

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