In the average home, air is leaking in and out through exterior doors whether or not the door is opened. Unknown to many homeowners, there are gaps between doors which lead to the unwanted exchange of air. This affects many areas of the household. Installing q-lon weatherstripping is an effective way to save energy, save money, and create a comfortable home all at the same time.
Save Energy at Home: The cracks and gaps located between the doors and the area outside may seem like small air leaks. However, they contribute to approximately 11 percent of all energy loss in the average home. Q-lon weatherstripping is installed to seal the gaps between the tops and sides of doors to reduce the amount of energy loss experienced.
Save Money on Utilities: During extreme weather months (summer and winter), the average homeowner experiences a spike in the amount of money spent on heating and cooling. By the end of the year, nearly half of all money spent on utility bills has gone towards these costs. Through reduction in energy loss, q-lon weatherstripping helps lessen the amount of money spent on energy bills. Saving money is as simple as controlling what air comes in and goes out of the home.
Control Indoor Temperature: Limiting the amount of air flowing in and out through doors affects the temperature indoors. Air leaks and energy loss result in increased tampering with the thermostat to achieve a desirable temperature. Once the door weatherproofing has been installed, there is an increase in the amount of control you have over what air comes in and goes out of the home, decreasing the amount of visits to the thermostat.
Q-lon weatherstripping is cost-effective, and available for many types of doors. Q-lon is made of polyethylene-clad urethane foam. The foam is secured to a carrier made of steel, wood, or vinyl. The appropriate door weatherproofing for your home depends on the type of exterior door being insulated. Once the q-lon weatherstripping has been secured to the door, lower energy use as well as utility costs and increased indoor comfort are sure to follow.