Have you noticed that your utility bills are on the rise? How about constant news reports about the effects of climate change or editorials about our planet’s precious, limited resources? Over our 15 years in the doors and windows business, we’ve never seen anything like the fervour created by global warming. Our customers have spoken, and the doors and windows industry has listened. At Toronto Doors and Windows, we’re doing our part to combat the damages of climate change by providing our customers with the most energy efficient doors and windows on the market today.
What is Energy Efficiency?
Energy efficient products aim to reduce the amount of energy required while ensuring optimal performance. Limiting people’s needs for natural resources such as fossil fuels not only slows down the depletion of our earth’s oil and natural gas stores, but also reduces chemical emissions that are extremely damaging to our planet’s air, water, and ecosystems.
Basically, investing in energy efficient products and appliances is one of the best ways for the average person to reduce their individual carbon footprint and slow down the progression of climate change. So while we all wait for a breakthrough in renewable energy sources, we can start to do something about climate change — from the comfort of our own homes!
Invest in Green Energy Efficient Doors from Toronto Doors and Windows
Looking for a great way to do your part for the environment? Or just sick of the high, and rising, cost of your utilities? Toronto Doors and Windows can help.
One of the best ways to go green is to install energy efficient doors. As we all know, homes in Toronto consume quite a bit of energy during those frigid winter months. How well your home withstands the chill of those dark January nights determines how much energy, and how many dollars, your heating system will burn to heat your home. Investing in energy efficient doors will help your home to fend off the cold, keep you and your family warm, and ensure that your heating costs stay down.
Fiberglass doors are the most energy efficient exterior doors on the market today. Here are just a few of their incredible features that help to let light and fresh air in while keeping out the extreme temperatures of winter and summer.
- Thermal Resistance – A material’s thermal resistance, or R-value, measures how resistant it is to conductive heat flow. On average, fiberglass has an R-value of 5 or 6, and the thicker the door, the better. Fiberglass doors don’t allow heat or cold to pass through, keeping in the temperature you want and keeping out the temperature you don’t.
- Insulated Foam Core – Fiberglass doors are filled with dense layers of polyurethane that make them about five times more energy efficient than wood doors. Like insulation in your home’s walls, insulation in your exterior doors is vital to keeping your home at a comfortable temperature.