A new door can have a significant impact on your home’s overall energy efficiency. Newer doors are constructed with superior insulation that helps them retain heat in the winter and reflect heat in the summer. They may also come equipped with weather stripping for a tight seal that reduces air leakage and improves interior comfort.
If you have an entry door that features a window, you may also see an improvement there as well as new door windows will be double or even triple paned. All these improvements in new door construction add up to more savings on your energy bill.
It’s not uncommon for interior and exterior doors to be one of the last things homeowners upgrade. As a result, many homes are equipped with old doors that don’t meet today’s energy efficiency requirements. If your doors haven’t been updated several decades or you’ve noticed a draft coming from your front door, it may be time for an upgrade.