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Energy efficient dog door featured on another premier home sealing website

BatticDoor.com is a website a company that strives to help you save money, conserve energy, and improve the comfort and performance of your home by sealing drafts and air leaks from a number of often overlooked and hard to fix sources.

BatticDoor.com offers several energy conservation products for the home that are designed to stop drafts through the five most overlooked intentional openings in the house: the attic stairs, the whole house fan, the fireplace, the clothes dryer, and the bathroom fan. BatticDoor.com added another intentional opening, the dog door.

I read about this company and I am very impressed by the media attention given to this company for the innovative, energy saving products they develop and distribute. BatticDoor.com products have been featured on programs such as Good Morning America. The Do It Yourself (DYI) network and HGTV also feature BatticDoor.com products. Freedom Pet Pass energy efficient dog doors are again being recognized as the leader in energy efficient dog doors. The Freedom Pet Pass dog door allows zero air infiltration and seals better than any other dog door. Consumers wanting to buy an energy efficient dog door know for certain who makes the dog door they want to install into thier home to save energy and save money. Please visit BatticDoor.com and learn about other home sealing products that will save you money. BatticDoor.com is an easy to use website that offers a great deal of helpful links to learn even more about saving energy and energy efficiency. If you have a dog door installed in your home now is a good time to replace that leaky dog door that allows drafts into your home with a dog door that seals airtight and saves you money. Seal in the comfort of your home with a Freedom Pet Pass energy efficient dog door.

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Live in Canada and looking for an energy efficient dog door?

Update

25 July 2018 – An update for our Canadian friends… we’re proud to announce the launch the new Freedom Pet Pass Canada website (https://freedompetpass.ca)!

The Freedom Pet Pass door is perfect for harsh Canadian winters, and now it’s even easier to buy one from Canada. Freedom Pet Pass Canada has all pricing in CAD and multiple shipping options for fast delivery right to your door.

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Do you live in Canada and looking for a dog door that seals airtight and is energy efficient? You are not alone. The Canada climate boasts some very extreme weather and the majority of dog doors on store shelves in Canada break down. If you know someone who installed a dog door chances are the pet flap is very leaky and allows cold drafts into the home. Not to mention the massive amounts of energy lost which gets very expensive. Maybe you currently own a dog door like this. Don’t worry, there is a solution to the leaky dog door problem

Freedom Pet Pass pet doors are the leader in energy efficient dog doors in the United States. They are the only dog door that has a proven draft free seal. In fact, Energy Star home sealing engineers consider this to by far be the best sealing dog door on the market. Yet they are so comfortable for pets to use even a cat can pass through the pet door when the pet flap is adjusted to do so. With the massive movement to “go green” spreading all over the world it’s no question why Freedom Pet Pass is shipping dog doors all over the world.

So if you live in Canada and want an energy efficient dog door check us out. We might be just what you are looking for. I know the shipping is a bit more than if you were to order a dog door in Canada, however, the money you save  in energy savings will make up for that.

Do you live in Canada and own a drafty dog door? Do you live in Canada and want to install an energy efficient dog door but are not happy with what is offered? What are you looking for in a dog door?

Watch this demo showing the Freedom Pet Pass withstand a leaf blower.

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Does your pet door leak water into your home?

Does your pet door leak water into your home? You are not alone. Many pet doors do leak water into the home because they do not seal air tight. Many pet doors claim to seal well or create a weather tight barrier. However, when these pet doors are installed and exposed to wet weather you notice flaws in the “weather tight barrier”. Even if your pet door has several pet flaps all you are really getting is more than one leaky pet flap.

Freedom Pet Pass manufactures the only pet door to allow zero air infiltration which is in big part why it is know as the most energy efficient pet door you can buy. Another benefit of creating that airtight seal is the fact that rain and moisture will not penetrate the pet flap and enter your home. This is  a very important yet often overlooked benefit of a pet door. If your pet door leaks you already know what I am talking about. Here is a short video we put together to show you how well the Freedom Pet Pass performs with water shooting directly at our pet flap for over 30 minutes.

Freedom Pet Pass energy efficient pet door prevents water from leaking into your home So if you own a leaky pet door see what you have been missing. We are here to help you find an energy efficient pet door to replace your leaky pet door. Contact us if you need help or have questions. If you are shopping for a pet door for the first time read more of this blog to identify some helpful tips on what to look for when you are buying a pet door. We may not have the right pet door for you, but we may help make you aware of what features and benefits are important to you.

Does your pet door leak water into your home? Is it a door mount pet door or wall mount pet door. Who makes it? What are some important features and benefits you look for in a pet door? Did this video help show you how our pet door prevent water infiltration?

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How do I install your energy efficient wall mount pet door?

There are many things to consider when explaining how to install a pet door. If I addressed this question like a window installer that was asked to frame a window into a wall I would need to know how the outside wall of your home was constructed, ie location and supporting wall stud configuration, the outside (vinyl siding, brick veneer)and inside (dry wall, lap plaster) building materials attached to the inside and outside of that wall.

Is the location clear of utilities (electric, plumbing, cable etc.). The size of the window or in this case pet door to be installed. Lets not forget the elevation difference between the inside floor and the outside ground level the pet would traverse or the depth of the wall and tools necessary to safely finish this project with.

Our medium wall mount can be framed into walls like a vinyl replacement window or exterior door with out having to add a header. Our large wall mount pet door with a outside frame width of 16 inches wide can be attached directly to the outside side of 16 inch on center standard wall studs, This would give a recessed look with the exterior (siding etc.).

If the wall studs are wider than 16 inch on center then once again our pet door can be framed in between the studs and trimmed off in the same fashion your existing windows and doors have been trimmed on both the interior and exterior sides of your wall.

We don’t offer an aluminum wall tunnel kit because they are energy inefficient and still need to be framed in. We do offer a versatile energy efficient Pet door product at a price when compared to other wall mount products gives you a monetary difference that can be applied to the cost of installation, leaving you with a custom built draft free pet door application.

If the first two paragraphs seem a bit overwhelming, to summarize your question it may be better to ask who should install rather than how to install a freedom pet pass wall mount pet door. The answer to the second question “what is the difference in the two doors available”, one wall mount is 1 inch thick and houses both our flap system and security door. The other wall mount is a 1/2 inch thick and houses only the draft free, wind resistant flap system.

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Will cats pass through your air tight pet flap?

Will cats pass through your pet flap? Yes, our pet flap sells regularly to cat owners who are now comfortably enjoying a draft free home.

Our product when originally introduced to the market with a magnet to magnet in line design provided a weather barrier that satisfied both an easy access for dogs and still handle the wind commonly associated with inclement weather. Since then I have found that by offsetting the bridge (the one way flexible magnetic jam) slightly lower, the amount of magnetic energy can be reduced to accommodate our feline friends.

The flap system still produces a draft proof seal for energy efficient homes located in climates that regularly create a difference in outdoor and indoor air presser. The trade off is the amount of wind the flap system is exposed to and the amount of magnetic energy the cat will push against to pass through. Watch this video to learn more.

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Is your dog sleeping by the pet door this winter?

Where is your dog sleeping this winter? In your bed? In a Cage? In the kitchen? How about when you’re not at home? If you own a dog door, chances are you kennel him near the dog door, he lays there waiting for you to return, or likes hanging out by the dog door when you are home. Frigid winter weather is coming fast. Do you own a drafty pet door? Are you thinking of installing a pet door before winter? A leaky pet door can cause some potential health problems for your dog.

Dogs spending time near a drafty pet door can

– Wake up with stiff joints making it difficult for them to move

– Develop respiratory infections such as kennel cough or other infectious diseases

– Begin to shiver

– Create stress on the body

If your dog is spending time near a drafty pet door this winter you do have some options. A pet door that seals allowing no air leakage will seal in the comfort of your home and keep the cold weather outside. A thermal pet flap will keep the area near the pet door comfortable. Do you have a pet door that drafts air? If so, who makes it? Lets keep our dogs healthy and comfortable this winter!

For more cold weather tips read this ASPCA note tip #10

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What should I consider when buying a pet door?

What to consider when buying a pet door has changed. It used to be pet doors were considered nothing more than a mud flap covering a hole in the house the pet passed through. Features such as security doors to help prevent unwanted guests from entering and multiple flaps to reduce Mother Nature’s intrusion into the home have become the norm.

Energy efficient pet doors today require additional features. One such feature a quality pet flap requires is the ability to create and maintain an air seal.

Air Sealing an Existing Home

Air sealing is one of the most significant energy efficiency improvements you can make to your home. Air sealing will not just reduce energy costs; it will also improve your home’s comfort and durability.”  -DOE website

On  August  4 2009 a professional home energy auditor conducted among other tests, an air leakage blower door test, These were the results; The Freedom Pet Pass door did not have any detectable air leakage while performing the air leakage test.  As a bench mark we also tested the “World’s Best Selling Pet Door” in the same air leakage test, these were the results; The “World’s Best Selling Pet Door” door had significant air leakage while performing the air leakage test. A difference of Nineteen cubic feet of air draft per minute. This alone suggested The energy savings payback when comparing the Freedom Pet Pass and the “World’s Best Selling Pet Door” pet door would pay for the cost difference in approximately 60 months in air leakage alone.* Click here for full report

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Freedom Pet Pass Aces Air Leakage Test

Air leakage tests and thermal imaging were conducted on the Freedom Pet Pass and the “World’s Best Selling Pet Door”. The temperature and air leakage test conditions were identical for the dog doors tested. Ambient air was 65.7° F and test pressure was +50Pa.

 

The Freedom Pet Pass dog door did not have any detectable air leakage while performing the air leakage test, and the multi- layer of SBR rubber and two layers of marine grade canvas with a total R-value of approximately of 0.35 did provide a decent thermal barrier.

 

The “Worlds Best Selling Pet Door” had significant air leakage while performing the air leakage test and the single layer of plastic with an approximate R-value of .25 did not provide a good thermal barrier.

Preliminary Test Results

Air leakage tests and thermal imaging were conducted on the Freedom Pet Pass, and the “Worlds Best Selling Pet Door”. The temperature and air leakage test conditions were identical for the dog doors tested. Ambient air was 65.7o F and test pressure was +50pa.
The Freedom Pet Pass dog door did not have any detectable air leakage while performing the air leakage test, and the multi- layer of SBR rubber and two layers of marine grade canvas with a total R-value of approximately of 0.35 did provide a decent thermal barrier. The “Worlds Best Selling Pet Door”  had significant air leakage while performing the air leakage test and the single layer of plastic with an approximate R-value of 0.25 did not provide a good thermal barrier.

The preliminary test results indicate that the Freedom Pet Pass out preformed the competitive “Worlds Best Selling Pet Door” in air leakage test.

The main goals of air leakage control are to:

♦ Save energy.

♦ Increase comfort.

♦ Protect insulation’s thermal integrity.

♦ Reduce direct cooling or heating of people and building components by outdoor air.

♦ Avoid moisture migration into building cavities.

♦ Reduce vermin’s access to indoors.

♦ Reduce flow of air pollution from external sources.

♦ Reduce rainwater leakage.

♦ Enhance fire safety.
The energy savings through infiltration when comparing the Freedom Pet Pass to the “Worlds Best Selling Pet Door”; the unique magnetic seal of the Freedom Pet Pass  design reduces the infiltration by 190% when compared to the “Worlds Best Selling Pet Door”. Air leakage in buildings represents from 5% to 40% of the space-conditioning costs. Controlling air leakage is one of the most important functions.
The Freedom Pet Pass pet flap multi- layer design incorporating SBR rubber and two layers of marine grade canvas with a total R-value of approximately of 0.35 did provide a decent thermal barrier. The Freedom Pet Pass design reduces the thermal loses by 25-30% when compared to the “Worlds Best Selling Pet Door”.

Some dog door manufactures make claims that a double movable flap provides additional R-value due to a dead air space between the door flaps. When you talk about “two flaps” being more effective than one flap by creating dead air space, there are many factors to consider. In the case of a pet door, heat will be lost or gained anytime the door is used. How well the door is sealed will affect how much air infiltrates around the edges while it is closed, and how well-insulated the pet flap is will affect how much heat is transferred by conduction through the door. How fast the wind is blowing, the temperature difference between warm and cool areas, and the frequency of use will impact how fast heat is transferred as well. If you have a pet that prefers to stand or lay in the doorway keeping it open, you are back to a “hole in the wall” regardless of how well it works when closed. Testing indicates that due to the air leakage around the flaps of a double flap pet door; a dead air space is not truly created and therefore additional R-value cannot be substantiated.