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Improving the insulation in a home can help save energy and keep the living space more comfortable. It is easy for a homeowner to ignore the invisible parts of the home, such as the insulation hidden within walls or in the attic. But, insulation is what keeps outside heat from entering the home in the warm months and the cold, winter air outside in the winter. If the insulation is insufficient or damaged, it does not do this job efficiently.
What is the Function of Insulation?
Why should homeowners be aware of insulation in their home? What are the benefits of updating insulation? How does insulation do its job? Insulation uses convection, conduction, and radiation as mechanisms to protect a home from outside heat or cold.
Convection can be described as the way heat or cold circulates through gases and liquids. That is why lighter, or warmer air rises while cooler, more dense air sinks in the building. Good levels can slow convective heat flow.
Conduction is the term for the way heat goes through materials. This is evidenced by sticking a metal tube into a heat source. The heat travels up the tube to the other end. If a person touches the end of the tube, it will be hot. It works by slowing this conductive heat flow.
Radiation, or radiant heat, will travel in a straight line, heating solid objects in its path that can absorb the energy. Insulation works with radiant heat by using radiant barriers and reflective systems. These reflective surfaces need to face the air space.
By these three mechanisms, heat will flow from warmer areas to cooler areas to reduce the heat differential. In a home, this can mean that heat will leak from heated areas to colder areas like an attic or unfinished garage. It will also travel outside the home if it is not contained. This air movement will affect the comfort of a home.
In the warm months, heat from outside will try to flow to the cooler inside of the house. Homeowners use fans or air conditioners to remove this hot air and cool the home. In the winter, the home must be heated with a furnace or heating system that replaces the lost heat. Wherever the temperature varies from room to room or space, heat can be lost if there is not enough insulation. When insulation is installed above ceilings, under floors, and in walls, this heat flow is stopped, and hot or cool air is not lost. This works by reducing heat flow by adding an effective barrier or resistance to the flow of heat.
Improve a home’s comfort and value by adding to or replacing the insulation.
Improving the insulation in a home can help save energy and keep the living space more comfortable. It is easy for a homeowner to ignore the invisible parts of the home, such as the insulation hidden within walls or in the attic. But, insulation is what keeps outside heat from entering the home in the warm months and the cold, winter air outside in the winter. If insufficient or damaged, it does not do this job efficiently.
There are many benefits to the homeowner when they properly insulate their home. Insulation repair or replacement projects can save money.
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