- Created by: aleena147
- Created on: 23-12-19 17:08
Reducing unwanted energy transfers
insulating your house reduces energy loss
loft insulation- fibreglass wood laid on the flor and ceiling reduces energy loss from the house by conduction and convection.
hot water tank jacket- reduces conduction keeping the water hot
double glazing- two layers of glass with an air gap between to reduce conduction
thick curtains- reduce heat loss by convection and condcution through the windows
draught proofing- strips of foam and plastic around doors and windows stop hot air going out reducing convection
cavity walls and cavity wall insulation- two layers of bricks with a gap between them reduce conduction but energy is also trnsferred across the gap by convection. squirting insulating foam into the gap traps pockets of air to minimise this convection.
the thickness of walls affects…