Common Areas Where Heat Leaves The House

Walls That Need Insulated

It is already known that a house without proper thermal insulation will quickly lose heat, in the cold season, regardless of the installed heating system. This translates into frequent variations in temperature that cause thermal discomfort, as well as in high bills.

Did you know that a house can lose up to 35% of the heat through a ceiling that has not been insulated? We can also add heat losses of up to 25% through walls, 20% through flooring and windows, while 25% is lost because of air circulation. Heat is always directed to cold, uninsulated surfaces, and in this way the temperature inside the house decreases sooner, while the heating demands increase.

If we observe comparative thermal images of two houses, one insulated and the other uninsulated, we will notice the massive heat losses of the latter. The uninsulated house, seen through the thermal imaging room, will be colored in shades of yellow, orange and red – a sign that it radiates heat and therefore loses it. On the other hand, the insulated house will be colored in blue, which means that it keeps heat inside and hence reduces consumption and, of course, the value of the heating bill.

Efficient house insulation means not only lower heating costs in winter, but also a reduction in electricity bills during the summer, when we typically turn on air conditioners, to cool down.  If your HVAC systems are not operating as they should, contact a furnace repair Denver CO technician as soon as noticed, so repair costs remain low.