Door Improvements

Energy and Cost Saving Opportunities From Doors


Doors are an important component of the house in containing and managing heat loss. The external doors are of obvious importance and the internal doors play their part also.

This section looks at the typical problems and opportunities that doors create to contribute to heat loss and management.

The areas can be categorised as

  • Missing or worn draught seals on external doors allowing draughts.
  • External door frame requiring resealing in wall.
  • Compartmentalising the house to better manage temperature, heat loss and comfort. 
The section "Financial Calculations" gives an estimate of the cost of the energy being lost through typical sources of energy loss. 
 
The section "Door Audit" contains the findings from a survey of a real house that may be the same or very similar to your own.