How to Prevent Heat Loss with 4 Examples-Diagrams-Drawings for your Building Projects
In recent conversations with customers and peers about Reducing Energy Loss in Buildings / Structures and how heat and cold are transferred into a Building via Conduction. I explained and made reference to using a Metal Cooking Utensil to stir a pot of chilli.
If the utensil is left in the pot of chilli for any length of time. The heat will eventually transfer heat up the utensil handle and will usually burn your hand or fingers.
Heat and Cold enter a Building in the same way; unless, there is some form of Insulation or Thermal Break to prevent the conduction of energy.
Cooking utensil manufactures solve this issue by adding handles made of Wood, Plastic, etc.
The Building and Remodeling Industry combats this energy loss/gain in various ways. Here a few examples, diagrams, and drawings that show how this loss or gain is minimized.
When this heat/cold gain and loss is minimized you will save money on your Heating and Cooling Bills.
By renovating and building using these examples and basic design principles you will save money and reduce Global Warming / Climate Change.
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Example 1. Adding Insulation on the exterior of the Building normally behind the exterior wall finish. This is normally used in conjunction with Insulation in the Wall Cavities.
Example 2 – Staggered Wall Studs
Example 3- Double Wall Construction
Example 4- Creating a Thermal Break by Adding Wall Channels
The above illustrations are just a few examples of how to prevent Energy Loss in a Building by adding: Insulation, Providing a Thermal Break, and Creating Dead Air Space. Examples 1 and 4 are used mostly in Remodeling and Renovation Projects. With examples 2 and 3 are used mainly in new construction of Buildings. For detailed information, proven scientific facts, about how energy is transferred I suggest reading the Article at Wiki on Heat Transfer at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_transfer.
If you live in the St Louis Area and are interested in Saving Money on your utility bills by any of the above mentioned diagrams or illustrations I can be reached using the form below. (This is how I reduce the Spam received via the WWW) I will return your message asap for confirmation of the Appointment