Greatest source of Heat Loss

Tuesday, June 7, 2011We talked about "heat-loss-categories" 

  1. Ceilings
  2. Walls
  3. Floors
  4. Infiltration
  5. Windows and doors

So, which one causes more heat loss than any other?

  1. most people guess ceilings and the solution would be to add more insulation in the attic; this is a logical answer but it is WRONG!
  2. ok, how about windows and doors?  Good answer but still not the leading culprit.
  3. Air infiltration is the leading cause of heat loss!

On average three-times as much heat is lost because of air infiltration than through the ceiling.  This is an astounding fact!  All those openings throughout your home are sources of air infiltration and as a result heat loss.  Things like: light switches, electrical outlets, lighting fixtures, plumbing pipes, and a zillion other tiny cracks and crevices all are places where cold air penetrates and the "Chimney Effect" has begun.Call us, we have some excellent ideas how to solve Heat Loss.  How many times have you put your hand next to an outlet or wall switch and felt the cold air pouring into your home?  When you build your new home let us solve that issue for you.We build energy efficient home that reduce your carbon footprint. 

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