One of the top priorities for many homeowners is making sure their home is energy efficient, especially during the winter months. There are several aspects of a home that can significantly impact its energy efficiency, the most notable and consequential being windows, doors, and insulation.
Energy Efficiency in Windows
Windows are a major source of heat loss in a home during the winter, as they allow warm air to escape and cold air to enter. To improve energy efficiency, it’s very important to choose windows that are engineered to prevent heat loss by inhibiting air leakage and having multiple Low-E coatings, which help to reflect heat back into a room while keeping out unwanted heat in the summer. It might also be a good idea in certain situations to use window treatments, such as blinds or drapes, to help further insulate the windows in a home and even muffle out unwanted noises from outside.
Energy Efficiency in Doors
Like windows, doors can be a major source of heat loss in a home. A door can upgrade a home’s energy efficiency. It’s essential to choose from a selection of doors that have a core of high-density foam and magnetic weather stripping around the frame to help stop air leakage and ensure the best thermal performance against cold temperatures. An energy-efficient door would also include a bottom sweep that fits compactly over a sill or threshold, in order to best prevent drafts or the cold air that can enter through the bottom of a door.
Energy Efficiency in Insulation
Insulation is another effective way to help improve a home’s energy efficiency, as it helps to keep warm air inside and the cold air outside. A layer of insulation should underlie any new siding installation, ensuring protection against leaks and a level of thermal efficiency measured by the insulation’s thickness or R-value. There are many different types of insulation that can be applied to different parts of a home, such as spray foam insulation which can be applied to the interior walls and in an attic area to maintain indoor temperature. It’s important to choose the right type of insulation for your home and to make sure it’s installed properly to best maximize its effectiveness.
Windows, doors, and insulation are all key factors to consider when designing an energy-efficient home. By choosing energy-efficient products and having them professionally installed, you can significantly reduce heat loss and keep your home warmer and more comfortable during the winter months. Additionally, you can save on energy costs by not having to heat your home as often.
As a Brooklyn, NY home improvement company with the objective of making the most of the investments our customers make in their homes, we incorporate the most energy-efficient products in all of our projects. TopLine Home Improvement is a team of professionals that specializes in the installation of the highest quality window, door, siding, and roofing products. Schedule a free quote and learn more about what we can do for your home and how we can help you save energy. Call: 718-769-4555.