While you cannot prevent heat loss completely, you can control how fast your home is losing heat.
Every season has it’s pros and cons. Depending on your preferences; you may feel more comfortable during the winter or during the summer. This also depends on the conditions in your area. If you are residing in the northeastern parts of the country, you are exposed to both extremely cold and extremely hot weather conditions. No matter what weather conditions are like in your area, insulation plays a vital role in the efficiency of your HVAC system.
Heat always flows from a hot to a cold area. This simply means that a hot substance is not going to remain hot forever. It would lose heat naturally. However, how fast that substance loses heat is an important factor to consider. In other words, you cannot prevent heat loss completely, but you can control how fast a substance is going to lose heat.
As a homeowner, your aim should be to prevent heat loss as much as you can. According to HVAC experts, there are a number of ways to reduce heat loss. Some popular methods include weather-stripping and home insulation. Some parts of your home are likely to lose more heat more quickly than the other parts would lose. For instance, windows have low insulation value, so they are likely to lose more heat. Moreover, because windows are made of several moving parts, they are more likely to leak air.
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One way to detect the areas of your home mostly accountable for heat loss is by making an energy assessment of your entire house. This is usually done by using a blower door to track the parts of your home with maximum and minimum air pressure. The device helps to detect the areas of the home leaking maximum amount of air. These are the areas that need more attention when insulating your home. Some HVAC technicians prefer using another device called an infrared camera to get a clear picture of the areas of your home leaking more air compared to the other parts. Infrared scanning is perhaps the most advanced technique of detecting the parts of your house more susceptible to heat loss. While it is almost impossible to completely prevent heat loss, the best that you can do is to have a home energy assessment done in your home.
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