Heating loss in homes
Where our heat escapes, and how to prevent loss
It’s still warm out in most of the midwest and the rest of the US, but with winter fast approaching, Ozark Foam InSEALators knows that people start thinking about budgeting for upcoming heating bills. Heat gains in a home come from two major sources. Heating systems and the sun’s warmth. Don’t count on the sun for much help though, approximately 80% of heat is through the heating systems that we pay for and maintain, and the rest is the sun and some other internal sources.
Keeping hot air in the home during the winter is another story. As soon as we heat our homes, that expensive air starts seeping out of it. Heat losses occur through conduction in the walls, floor, roof, windows and doors. In addition to conduction loss, most homes have either small or large ventilation leaks in gaps in the walls, roof, windows, ventilation, floor and doors (in that order according to which area loses heat the most).]
Reducing Heat Loss
Ozark Foam InSEALators specializes in spray foam insulation. Spray foam insulation has a high insulation value, and is able to get into cracks and gaps that normal insulation can’t reach. When we insulate a home, our customers notice a decrease in heated/cooled air, which translates to a more comfortable environment and lower utility bills.
Check out other posts from us to see more detail about the efficiency of spray foam insulation and how it can help you.
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