As the seasons change, it is common to see changes come through in your energy bills. Fall and spring can be the most efficient times of year as they don’t affect your home’s heating and cooling systems nearly as much as winter and summer temperatures.

As winter is quickly approaching, it is important to know how you can best protect your home from the freezing temperatures and ultimately save money on heating your home throughout the winter.

The biggest protector or disruptor of your home’s climates tends to be your exterior doors. Specifically your entry doors as you enter and exit your home each day.

Each time you enter or exit your home, you know you are letting in a gush of cold air into your warm and cozy atmosphere. Of course, there isn’t much we can do to prevent this, unless you choose to never leave your home.

What that said, it is especially important that when your entry door is not in use it is doing its job of blocking that cold air from entering your home.

Have You Noticed Changes in Your Heating Bill?

If you have, let this be your sign to check on your exterior doors. Look for small fixes like weather stripping, caulking, or areas where you can see light coming through. If you believe one of these issues could resolve your problem, that’s great. Let our team of professionals know and we would be happy to repair.

There are larger problems, however, such as noticeable drafts, damage to your door, or no air tight sealing that could lead to needing a replacement door.

When it does come time to replace your exterior door, we advise all homeowners to consider energy efficiency when making their choices. Let’s look at some of the best energy efficient choices you could make when selecting a new front entry door.

Energy Efficient Doors

Luckily, a new door will likely be more energy efficient than an older door as new technologies and materials have come to prioritize efficiency. Much of the efficiency of a door will come down to the material. Traditionally you can purchase doors in wood, fiberglass, or steel. Wood is a popular option aesthetically as it offers a beautiful contrast and craftsmanship to the front of your home, but is actually the least efficient option.

Fiberglass Doors

Fiberglass is a material that doesn’t absorb heat or cold, which makes it naturally great at regulating temperature. This is why insulation is oftentimes made of fiberglass.

Steel Doors

Steel entry doors are another excellent option when it comes to efficiency and temperature regulation. While steel does absorb heat and cold, a steel door usually includes a dense insulated core that keeps those temperatures from coming through to your home.

Installing Efficiently

In addition to the material, the installation is another key factor in being sure your exterior door in Ohio is energy efficient. Our professionals can handle this process for you. When you utilize our team at Springfield Overhead Doors, you know your door will be installed properly with no drafting, proper weather stripping, and a tight seal to keep the outside elements from coming in year round.