These days, everyone is looking for ways to lower bills. If you want to rein in your heating and cooling costs, start with your front door, Jacksonville. Doors that are old, worn or incorrectly installed can be major culprits when it comes to heat or cool air escaping from your home and flowing outside, running up your air conditioning costs. But a high quality, expertly installed exterior door with a low SHCG and U-values can help keep your home warm in the winter and cool during the summer.
Chances are, your dad used to say the same thing ours did when we ran out the front door to play and failed to close it behind us: “I ain’t air conditioning the whole dang neighborhood!” But even when closed, a door with a poor SHCG or U value can cost you. The U value is measure of the heat escaping from inside your home to the outside through your doors. SHGC (Solar Heat Gain Coefficient) is a measure of the amount of solar heat that passes through a window into your home. For both, the lower the number, the more energy efficient your home is.
Dream Doors of Jacksonville specializes in top-quality, beautiful new exterior doors and door makeovers that not only boost the curb appeal and resale value of your home, but help make your home more energy efficient and less expensive to heat and cool as well, Jacksonville. Doors by Dream Doors feature stunning glass inserts that add a touch of glamour to your home. And each boasts a U value .24 to .38 and SHGC of .11 to .33.
In a hot climate like Jacksonville, doors that help keep the sun’s heat outside and the AC’s cool air inside are hot commodities. But even the best door is only as good as its installation. An incorrectly installed or poorly fitted door can leave small gaps between the door and the door frame. In an average home, these small gaps around doors and windows are comparable to a gaping nine-square foot hole, energy experts say. Eliminating them can save homeowners up to 10 percent on heating and air conditioning costs.
At Dream Doors, we’ve got a wide selection of doors and glass inserts to choose from, plus a staff of expertly trained professionals who will make sure your new door is installed correctly. Stop by our Mandarin-area showroom or contact us at (904) 880-7778 or via our online email form to find out more.