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In addition to the protection they provide, storm windows and doors provide a significant additional thermal barrier and halt air leaks.
What You Need to Do
Step 1Engage a window vendor to assist in the fitting of storm windows and doors.
Step 2Be sure to select materials with at least an energy performance profile outlined below.
Storm windows and doors should be properly rated to protect against expected airborne storm objects, and should be hermetically sealed.
If I complete this measure, can I track my savings over time?If you mark an item on your plan as completed, we will track your estimated energy use and savings over time. We can use this to find additional savings options.
How can energy upgrades improve the comfort and health of my home?No matter how efficient your heating and cooling equipment is, if your home is not properly sealed and insulated, you may not be as comfortable as you could be, and your heating and cooling systems will have to work harder. Additionally, if you have leaky or poorly insulated ductwork, your home might have humidity problems, excessive dust, or rooms that are never quite comfortable. Improving the building shell and sealing ducts can generally improve your home.