Improve your facility's energy efficiency
Roof and Walls
- Insulate - an insulation factor of R38 for ceilings and R11 for walls is recommended.
- Roof insulation is especially important - the majority of energy losses are through the roof area.
- Provide airflow through the roof space - your heating and cooling systems will operate more efficiently.
- Repair roof and exterior wall damage. A weather-tight roof keeps insulation dry and effective. Seal exterior wall cracks to prevent cold air infiltration in winter and heat gain in summer.
Windows and Doors
- Choose insulated fiberglass, steel or wood doors for greater energy efficiency.
- Check exterior door seals and repair them as needed.
- Double pane windows are more efficient than single pane, but -regardless of window type - caulking and sealing the frame can increase efficiency. Check the seal around the glass, too, and repair any damage.
- Prevent heat loss by using double-door entries. They should be large enough so the doors to the outside are not open at the same time as the doors to the inside.
- Adjust shades and blinds to control heat from the sun.