Insulation: Mass Save Provides Massachusetts Residents with a Blanket of Comfort
Thermal Blanket for your Home
No matter what time of year it is, insulation is important to keep your house as energy efficient as possible. On cold days, heat can leak out; when it’s hot, cooling can escape. With all the energy inside, proper insulation means you’ll have a more affordable energy bill—but so many homes aren’t properly insulated. Not only will our home energy audit increase your comfort, but it'll also decrease your spending. And most importantly, proper insulation helps reduce greenhouse gases. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, if all homes were properly insulated, there would be a CO2 reduction of over 293.5 billion pounds. So why not take the step in the right direction with NEEECO?
How Insulation Works
The three ways heat moves and how to stop it
Essentially, insulation slows down how heat flows from point A to point B, and can work by stopping heat escaping from somewhere warm when it’s cold, or by stopping heat from penetrating a cool place when it’s hot. Despite the situation, heat transfer always takes place via the same three methods.
Conduction transfers heat via molecular collision, which is the flow from something hot to cold. Conduction happens between objects by direct contact, so properly insulating walls will stop heat from escaping through them.
Convection is heat transfer when energy transition happens within the fluid or heat moving in air. Because of this, ceilings need proper insulation, so heat can’t leak out through them.
Radiation takes place when heat is transmitted through empty space without any physical contact. This can happen very quickly, such as when air ducts carry warm air and radiate heat. Thus, it’s important to have proper insulation for ductwork, or to use a ductless system to minimize heat loss.