Energy efficiency in the home

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  • Created by: Calin
  • Created on: 29-04-15 19:07
Cavity wall insulation
Foam squirted into the gap between the bricks reduces convection and radiation across the gap. Pockets of air in the foam reduce heat transfer by convection.
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Loft insulation
A thick layer of fibreglass wool laid out across the loft floor and ceiling reduces heat loss from the house by conduction and convection.
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Draught-proofing
Strips of foam and plastic around doors and windows stop draughts of air blowing in, i.e. they reduce heat loss due to convection.
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Hot water tank jacket
Lagging such as fibreglass wool reduces conduction and radiation.
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Thick curtains
Big bits of cloth over the window to reduce heat loss by conduction and radiation.
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Card 2

Front

A thick layer of fibreglass wool laid out across the loft floor and ceiling reduces heat loss from the house by conduction and convection.

Back

Loft insulation

Card 3

Front

Strips of foam and plastic around doors and windows stop draughts of air blowing in, i.e. they reduce heat loss due to convection.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Lagging such as fibreglass wool reduces conduction and radiation.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Big bits of cloth over the window to reduce heat loss by conduction and radiation.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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