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Yes, Insulation Prevents Heat Transfer… But How?

By Mike on July 8, 2014

Not many of us bother to research insulation. Why should we? As long it was put in the walls, floors, and ceilings when the house was built, why should anyone bother their heads about it years later?

Unfortunately, having an improper understanding of insulation and it’s function and impact on your home can mean that you end up paying far more for your energy bills than you need to. People that understand this vital role insulation plays in their home will be ready to spot any indications of poor or degrading insulation and catch the problems before they shell out loads of cash to their energy provider.

Instead, the comparably small investment of having high quality insulation placed in your attic and crawl space will ensure that your home is shielded and protected from the outdoor elements—and that your wallet is protected from the utility companies.

Don’t believe us? Read on, and we are sure that you will be convinced of the importance and energy-efficiency of top quality insulation.

Heat Transfer and Conduction

There are three main methods for heat to infiltrate or exit your home: conduction, convection, and radiation. Insulation protects against the most problematic of these—conduction.

Conduction is the transfer of heat through solid objects. Solid objects in your home that allow conduction would be your walls, windows, ceilings, and floors. The transfer of heat can include both the transfer of exterior heat into the home during the summer months, or it may manifest by the release of heat through the interior walls to the outdoors during the winter months.

When this occurs, naturally more energy is required to keep the temperature of the home at a comfortable level. Homeowners can expect to see energy bills take enormous leaps during the warmest and coldest months of the year. Homes that are well-insulated will notice only a slight increase during these months. Generally speaking, the cost of the installation is rapidly outweighed by savings on energy bills.

Reduce Heat Transfer and Save Money

The best way to mitigate the heat transfer from home to great outdoors is by installing insulation in all troublesome areas. One of the most common sources of excessive heat loss and accumulation is the attic. This space accounts for 3 times more heat than the walls and floor combined.

A well insulated home can stop up to 70% of all heat flow through the ceiling, walls, and floors. Most homes that restore any damaged insulation within their attics, walls, and crawl spaces are able to save an average of $300 per month on energy costs. Well-placed insulation that is maintained will last up to 10 years.

Our experienced insulation installation crew can help you get a handle on your energy bills. Contact us today for a free quote on insulating your home and protecting your checkbook from the damage of heat transfer.

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