The winter holidays bring mulled cider, Michael Buble on repeat, and a bustling rush to businesses. But – and it’s kind of a big but – amid the cheerful chaos and festive crooning, one crucial aspect that businesses often overlook at this time of year is energy efficiency.
The bad news: as temperatures drop, heating costs rise, and this puts a strain on a company’s finances. The good news? There are measures you can take to combat this seasonal battering of your bottom line.
High-quality commercial doors are the answer, whatever the weather – not only for locking in security, but also playing a pivotal role in saving energy.
Read on for our 3 Top Tips…
1. Make use of an unsung hero (i.e. proper commercial door insulation)
Proper commercial door insulation is the unsung hero during the winter hustle. Quality commercial doors act as a barrier, preventing warmth from escaping and chilly drafts from infiltrating your space. It’s not just about keeping the cold out (and the pine needles on the fir tree); it’s about maintaining a comfortable temperature that keeps your customers and employees happy. Happy people: better results.
2. Weatherstrip your doors to beat the winter chill
Commercial doors equipped with effective weatherstrips create a tight seal, blocking out the cold and sealing in the warmth. It’s a small investment with significant returns, as it prevents energy waste and keeps your heating costs in check.
For the full lowdown on weatherstripping and its many benefits check out our in-depth blog.
3. Choose energy-efficient materials
Opting for energy-efficient materials in your commercial doors is a strategic move that pays off in the long run. After all, your commercial doors act as a shield, combating the winter elements and providing an extra layer of defense against rising energy bills.
Modern commercial doors, constructed with materials such as insulated metal, fiberglass, or advanced composite materials, act as a robust barrier against fluctuating outdoor temperatures. These materials provide extra insulation, which reduces the transfer of heat between the interior and exterior spaces. Weather-resistant coatings and seals can also be applied to boost their efficiency.
The result? A well-insulated building envelope that helps regulate indoor temperatures, minimizes reliance on heating and cooling systems, and ultimately leads to reduced energy consumption and lower utility costs.
In today’s race to sustainability, choosing energy-efficient materials for your commercial doors is a no-brainer – the perfect combination of adept financial management *and* environmental consciousness.
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Sealing the deal on energy efficiency
As we’ve seen, get your commercial doors kitted out with the right winter woollies and you don’t have to let energy costs dampen your festive spirit this holiday season – or throughout the rest of winter. With proper insulation, weatherstripping, and energy-efficient materials, you’ll not only save on heating expenses but also create a cozy haven that benefits customers, staff – and your bottom line.
For more advice on choosing your commercial doors wisely – and making them your secret weapon against the winter chill – get in touch with us today.