Over the past two weeks in our blog mini-series, “HVAC Efficiency and your Home,” we looked at the importance of Attic Insulation and Windows in terms of your home’s energy efficiency. After all, every part of your home – your windows, your doors, your siding, your attic insulation, and your roof – affects its energy efficiency and thus your monthly heating and cooling bills, not just your HVAC system. If one part of your home is out of whack, the whole system suffers. Over the next several weeks, we will be talking about each one of the pieces of this energy efficiency puzzle.
HVAC Efficiency and your Home: Your Doors
Believe it or not, your home’s exterior doors play a major role in the energy efficiency of your home. Exterior doors are notoriously drafty, contributing significantly to air leakage. They also waste a lot of energy through conduction. However, the right door can make all the difference, especially if it is insulated, properly installed, and air sealed using weather-stripping.
This is why it is a good idea to replace old, un-insulated doors with newer, more energy efficient models. Of course, the best way to ensure your home is as energy efficient as possible is to enlist the services of a professional HVAC technician, like the ones at Fresh Air Concepts. Our mission is “To Be Your HVAC Contractor of Choice for All of Your Maryland Indoor Heating, Air Conditioning, and Air Purification Quality Needs.” From our courteous and professional staff to our highly trained HVAC technicians, Fresh Air Concepts will strive to not only meet, but exceed your expectations for all of your indoor air quality needs.
Check back next week as we continue our blog mini-series, “HVAC Efficiency and your Home.” We will be taking a look at the importance of your doors. Meanwhile, if you have any questions about HVAC Efficiency, please contact Fresh Air Concepts by calling 1-800-708-4FAC or click here today! Make sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ as well! We are an award winning, factory authorized Carrier dealer!