Toronto, Canada (PRWEB), February 7, 2014 – Thermo-Bilt Windows & Doors (thermobilt.ca), the Greater Toronto Area’s leading provider of custom window and door replacement, announces its top tips for making homes more environmentally friendly and cozy this winter.
“It’s easy to be more environmentally conscious around the house in the summertime, like opening windows instead of running the air conditioner. But during the cold, dark days of winter, it can be more difficult,” says Adrian Biberberg, co-owner and founder of Thermo-Bilt Windows & Doors. “This winter has been more difficult than most; the temperatures have been below average for weeks on end and the cold weather isn’t expected to break until spring. On top of that, electricity prices went up three percent back in November and are expected to rise 33% over the next three years.”
According to Biberberg, an eco-friendly home in the Greater Toronto Area starts with the most energy-efficient windows and doors. Only windows and doors that qualify for the ”ENERGY STAR” mark have been independently tested and certified to be among the most energy-efficient on the market and are best-suited to stand up against the harsh Ontario winters. They are also the best way to reduce overall home energy costs.
“Sophisticated thermal performance windows reduce the energy transfer between the inside and outside of the home,” Biberberg explains. “They help keep rooms warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.”
In addition to making the front of a home more impressive, he notes, a new exterior door will often fit and insulate better than an older one. A home’s front door can be a major source of both air leakage and wasted energy through conduction, especially if it is old, uninsulated, and/or improperly installed.
“Whether it’s for an existing or newly built home, it’s important to install the most energy-efficient doors and windows possible,” Biberberg adds. “In addition to increasing comfort, energy-efficient windows and doors can reduce outside noise levels. On top of that, windows applied with a low-emissivity coating have been shown to reduce energy loss by as much as 30% to 50%.”
Thermo-Bilt Windows & Doors is the leading window and door replacement provider in Toronto and the surrounding GTA. The company carries a complete line of windows, including casement windows, bow windows, bay windows, single- and double-hung windows, single and double sliders, awning windows, and vinyl windows. Thermo-Bilt Windows & Doors’ wide range of window and door styles are designed to suit any home and budget. Thermo-Bilt Windows & Doors serves the GTA, including Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Vaughan, Scarborough, Markham, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, and Aurora. To learn more about Thermo-Bilt Windows & Doors, visit the company’s web site at thermobilt.ca or call 1-877-727-2458.