Are you feeling ambivalent about winter? Not looking forward to that annual utility bill increase? Consider updating your window and door insulation. That way, you can benefit from energy savings all season long.
How Heat Escapes Your Home
Heat can escape your home in four ways:
- Infiltration: Air leaks in or out of your home through gaps along the edges of the windows.
- Conduction: Heat passes through the window glass.
- Radiation: This is the most common way heat escapes your home and occurs when warm air flows to cooler air to achieve equilibrium.
- Convection: When hot air rises and cold air lowers, the warmer air is pulled toward the windows in your home and escapes, resulting in the room temperature becoming significantly colder.
Energy Savings With Insulation
Windows and doors with proper insulation can help lower your energy bill during the winter months.
From bubble wrap to double-sided tape, there are various do-it-yourself insulation methods you can use in your home. However, we recommend contacting a window and door professional to complete the work for you.
Types of Insulation
There are several types of insulation that professionals use to prevent heat from escaping homes. The most common type is rolls or batts. While these are well-known insulators, they aren’t the most efficient options. Large and bulky in size, rolls and batts don’t have the ability to cover every inch of space in your window or door frame. Blown-in insulation is a better option because it maximizes space by filling every crack of your window or door. It’s also moisture resistant, so it won’t allow mold or mildew growth over time.
Get Better Insulation With New Doors and Windows
We’re experts in window and door installations. And when it comes to better insulation, sometimes that’s the best option. We work with a number of companies that manufacture the most efficient, affordable insulation on the market. Contact us today to learn how we can help you access energy savings with insulation this winter.
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