What is Heat Transfer?


Heat transfer is the movement of thermal energy (the fancy scientific name for “heat”) from one area or object to another. Heat naturally moves toward cooler areas, in an attempt to create a temperature equilibrium. In terms of how heat transfer manifests itself in a home, we can see this in a couple of scenarios.

Heat Transfer Throughout the Year

First, in the winter, the warm air from inside your home will naturally try to escape out into the cold. If your home is not properly insulated, or if the weatherstripping on your windows and doors is faulty, lots of heat will escape and you will be left with a home that’s chilly and a high energy bill. Likewise, in the summer, the warm air from outside will try to work its way into your nice air-conditioned home. Because it is in heat’s nature to move this way, heat transfer can be quite a force to contend with.

Fortifying Your Home Against Heat Transfer

To reduce heat transfer and make sure your home is as energy efficient as possible, it’s important to have:

  • Windows with Low-E glass, stainless-steel spacers, and insulated frames
  • A roofing system that is in good working order
  • Adequate insulation in your walls and attic
  • Energy-efficient doors

While there’s no stopping science from running its course, with Frey Construction on your side, you can make sure your home is as well-equipped as possible to combat heat transfer. As a full-service home improvement company, we can install energy-efficient windows, doors, and siding on your home, as well as an entirely new roofing system to ensure that your home is doing all that it can to minimize heat transfer and keep you and your family safe and comfortable.

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Contact Frey Construction today to schedule an in-home consultation at a time that is convenient for you.