We all want comfort in our own home, so it’s normal to use an air conditioner or heater to maintain the perfect temperature. However, these appliances can gorge on electricity and send your energy bill skyrocketing. A well-insulated home mitigates the amount of energy we use to cool ourselves down and heat ourselves up. We all know about the insulation in our walls, but what about our doors and windows?
Heat always goes where its cooler. If your door or window is old or cheaply made then they provide the perfect means for heat to escape during the winter and come in during the summer. Cracks in the frame, thin panes of glass, small gaps created during installation, they are all weak points in your home insulation.
This is why a thermal break in your doors and windows are so important. A thermal break is anything that stops heat’s movement from one place to another. When it comes to windows and doors, a thermal break is an insulation inside them. A thermal break comes in many forms. For example, high-quality doors and windows will often have two panes of glass with a layer of air between them. The air reduces the amount of heat transfer into and out of your home.
Windows and doors with a proper thermal break can save you money on your energy bill. The insulation a thermal break provides means that your home maintains the ideal temperature for longer. This reduces the amount of time your air conditioner and heater remain running.
Do you have an outrageous energy bill? Then contact us. Maybe it’s time to replace your doors and windows. Remember, a well-insulated home is an energy-efficient home.