Weatherford Heating and Air Conditioning Contractor Glenn Aire Company offers advice for protecting your home this winter.
Homes breath. They have drafts. The outside air gets in and the inside air gets out. The exchange of inside and outside air is the reason that your heating and cooling costs are so high. Reducing the unwanted exchange of air lowers your heating and cooling costs.
Every home needs fresh air ventilation, however, uncontrolled drafts is a very inefficient way to ventilate your home. Drafts cause great discomfort as well as a increasing the amount of heat loss. Threshold seals are a great way to combat these drafts.
Threshold seals help fill the gap between the bottom of an exterior door and the floor, the place where air tends to flow to and from. We recommend buying a threshold seal that fits your door exactly; if unavailable, then purchase the next bigger size. You will be able to cut it accordingly.
These seals contain long nylon-brittle brushes and are best for uneven floors and textured floor coverings. Brush seals can be fitted for hinged or sliding doors.
Flexible Strip Seals
These are plastic coverings that sweep against the floor covering in order to eliminate the gap. There are a variety of types available; the simplest form is self-adhesive strips.
Spring Hinge Seals
This seal contains a plastic strip and clip that are spring loaded allowing it to lift from the floor as the door is opened. Closing the door forces the seal to press against the floor. They are quiet and designed for use with both interior and exterior doors.
These kits are great for exterior doors as they are engineered to repel rainwater. An additional rubber or plastic weather bar is included.
Sealing your doors is an important step in helping control ventilation and create a more comfortable home.
Weatherford Heating and Air Conditioning Contractor Glenn-Aire was established in 1975 as a sole proprietorship by Glenn D. Cornelius and is headquartered in Granbury Texas. Glenn Aire Company has operated uninterrupted under the same name since originally formed. In March of 2005, after 30 years, Glenn decided to retire and turned over the helm to Jeff McKenzie. Jeff McKenzie and his family have run Glenn Aire Company since 2005. Give them a call at 817-736-1012.