Heat loss is the degree of the total transfer of heat through a house from the inside to outside through the various the various forms of heat transfer. It is also the energy necessary to keep a room at a given temperature during the cold days. It is important to balance the output of heat and the loss of heat in the house. Below are several ways help in preventing heat loss in a household.
Ways of preventing heat loss
Insulation of walls
More than 30% of household heat is lost through the walls in uninsulated houses. Insulating significantly helps to reduce electricity bills and keeps the house warmer. Although the cost of wall insulation may be high to most homeowners, the benefits that come with insulating your home are tremendous, as the savings that they will get over the many years will exceed the initial costs of installation
Check the chimney
Many homeowners are not aware that chimneys can contribute to a lot of heat loss in the households and that they should invest in quality fireplaces. A quality removable chimney balloon is a suitable solution to prevent excess heat from being lost. A chimney balloon installed by an expert will ensure effective prevention of heat loss through open chimneys. However, homeowners should remember to remove the balloon before using the chimney to prevent accidents.
When you invest in quality curtains, you will save on your money during cold summers and hot winters. There are energy efficient curtains that prevent heat from escaping during cold winters, therefore, cutting on energy costs. Closed curtains have proven to save up to 10% of the energy that is lost, and drawing curtain blinds can also save 8% of the heat that is lost. Curtains that are hung high close to the ceiling can greatly help in preventing heat loss in the house. Hanging two curtains on a window can greatly prevent heat from leaving the house during cold weather.
Being able to drought-proof doors can prevent heat loss in houses, doors can be very poor insulators on some cold nights. Covering the doors can save a lot of heat from leaving the room. By covering the door using a thick curtain, heat will not escape and therefore, you will save on heat. If there are gaps at the top and bottom of the door, then a special hinged flap drought extender can be bought for this purpose