You want to make your home a haven. A place that is comfortable year-round, but also eco-friendly and energy efficient. There are a lot of products on the market today that claim they can help you achieve all of the above, and in order to make the best possible decisions, it’s important that you understand the science behind it all. In today’s post, we’ll be discussing the principles of energy conservation.
Healthy Home 365 is one of those such companies who offer ways to protect the environment, conserve energy, and lower your utility bills all at once. We harness new innovations to help you do everything from better insulating your attic to naturally improving the air quality of your home. Explore our site to learn more about all our eco-friendly products and keep reading to learn how to use science to create a more energy-efficient home!
Heat and Energy Transfer
The basics of energy conservation depend on how energy – or heat – moves. The world strives for equilibrium, or a balance of energy. When one area is cooler than the other, heat wants to redistribute so both areas are equal. There are a few ways that this can happen — conduction, radiation, and convection are common methods. When it comes to deciding on the best way to achieve energy efficiency, however, the essential thing you need to understand is what happens when you cool or heat your home and why.
How It Affects Your Home
Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature often means using your HVAC system to make it warmer or cooler inside than it is outdoors. Your AC unit or furnace is working against the outside temperature, and it is constantly sabotaged by the natural transfer of heat we described. During the winter, the warm air generated inside your home wants to escape outside, and during those long summer days, when you have the air conditioning on full blast, you are essentially creating a vacuum for heat. That’s why you have to run your HVAC consistently, and why it will always be using energy to meet your expectations. Fortunately, there are ways to interrupt or minimize this process.
Walls alone don’t offer much resistance to this transfer of heat, but the more material you add between the two environments, the more efficient and effective your HVAC system can be. Air is actually the insulator. Think of how you bundle up before venturing outside when it’s cold — the benefit of those layers is actually the air pockets they trap between them. Those air pockets trap the heat inside. Down jackets or sleeping bags, for example, are considered high-quality cold weather gear, but they can’t be too compressed or get wet, because it will compromise the air pockets essential to their functionality.
How to Make a Difference
There are a lot of home innovations that tap into this idea of air insulation, and use it to better protect your home from unwanted heat transfer. Double-paned windows is one example, where the air trapped between the two panes provides a valuable buffer. Another example is, as you might guess, insulation. Whether you choose to use foam for your home or Healthy Home 365’s unmatched aluminum fiberglass insulation, its purpose will always be to create air pockets that protect your home from outside temperatures, whatever they may be.
Invest in Eco-Friendly, Energy-Efficient Products
With the right materials, you can make your home the haven you’ve always wanted. Healthy Home 365 is dedicated to offering you exactly what you need. Your attic is one of the biggest problem areas for energy conservation, so we provide a number of products targeted toward those problems, like KOOLBlanket, our aluminum attic insulation that can work with or without existing traditional insulation, and SolarKOOL, a solar-powered attic fan to aid in ventilation. Explore our site to learn more about all the eco-friendly products we offer and contact us today to take your first step toward a more energy-efficient home!