Recently you may have noticed all the media attention focused on energy companies in relation to their highly publicised price hikes this winter. Call it bad timing when more people will be switching the thermostats up or even an excuse to increase profit margins for shareholders, the news has most definitely not been welcomed. In fact, it is promising to leave many people with considerably higher costs in heating their homes this year into next.
Here at Jackson Glass, we pride ourselves in helping our customers improve the insulation within their homes, so in today’s blog we give you some top tips on retaining the heat in an effort to help you save on your energy costs, while explaining the benefits of composite front doors. While we can’t do a lot about the actual price of gas or electric, we can help you to keep your home warmer…
One of the most neglected areas in the house is very often hallway, but usually because we always focus on insulating the rooms in the house where we spend the most time, such as the lounge or the kitchen.
As a result, you’ll find a hallway will be freezing cold come winter with a couple of doorways into ‘warmer rooms’. However, having a cold hallway can also impact your home in other ways. A draught coming through a badly fitted front door into your hallway will most definitely be a great way for all the heat you’re paying for to escape. This is why it’s a good idea to get a composite front door fitted if you don’t have one. They allow the warmer air in the home to circulate more freely without getting lost through gaps and bad fitting door frames.
What are composite front doors?
Composite front doors look like they are made of timber but are a lot more sophisticated than that as they are made from special materials, designed to be strong and robust. They are very popular because as well as being aesthetically pleasing, they also offer a fantastic level of thermal efficiency for your home during the winter. This means when you pay for your house to be heated, there is less likelihood for the warm air you create to escape through any gaps in the door or glass.
The winter approaches…
Of late, we’ve seen flooding in homes across the UK and if the weather forecasters are correct we’re not far off from seeing some fairly severe snow storms too, so if you have a home that is draughty or that seems to lose heat all too easily it’s probably time to consider getting a new composite front door fitted to trap that heat in.
Do that and you will not only feel warmer but you’ll save money on your energy bills, which could be a bonus so close to Christmas!
Jackson Glass can supply and fit composite front doors and back doors in a wide range of designs and colours with ease.
We only use the very best materials to give you exceptionally high-performance doors that will finally keep those eerie draughts outside of the home this winter!