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Go Green With New Windows and Doors

Did you know that the typical U.S. family spends about $1,900 a year on home utility bills? Unfortunately, a large portion of that energy is wasted through your windows and doors.

Solar-Tite provides these energy efficiency tips for windows and doors to help you cut your energy use up to 25% and that will help your provide the most long-term value from your largest investment - your home!


 

Doors

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Replace old drafty windows at home with new energy-efficient ones. You can now get a federal tax credit of up to $1,500!

2.

Add weather stripping around doors to reduce drafts and conserve energy saving you $$$ on your energy bills!

3.

 Install insulated doors into your home to make your home more energy efficient!

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Why? Doors that have cores made with fiberglass, wood fiber and polyurethane foam provide excellent insulation.

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Get the most out of your energy savings by installing wood doors.

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Why? Wood is 2,000 times more efficient as an insulator than aluminum, 415 times more efficient than steel, and 16 times more efficient then concrete.

5.

Doors more than 15 years old? Check your weather-stripping!

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Why? If your door is 15 years or older chances are the weather stripping is worn out letting more air escape thereby increasing your energy bills!

Windows

1.

Replacing your single-pane windows to double-paned insulated glass can reduce energy bills up to 40%!

2.

Install clear plastic film across the inside of your windows to reduce 10-25% off heating and cooling bills!

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Why? Heat lost through windows accounts for 10 to 25 percent of energy bills.

3.

Install thermo-pane windows in your home. You will increase your home’s energy efficiency up to 70%!

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Conserve energy by adding weather stripping around windows and doors!

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What else? Door thresholds and window caulking can go a long way in saving money on your energy bill.