Insulation is defined as material used to insulate something, especially a building. Basically, insulation is material used that reduces heat loss or heat gain by providing a barrier between the inside of your home and the significantly different temperature outside.
Whether it is the winter or the summer, when you heat and cool your home the insulation should work to keep the temperature inside consistent without the furnace or air conditioner running constantly. The proper home insulation can help lower your energy bills while keeping your home a comfortable place to live and hangout in year-round.
It’s important when talking about insulation to understand how it will impact the conduction – heat transfer – and the convection – air flow – which will play a significant role in your home’s energy efficiency and comfort.
Air flow into or out of your home is the movement of air through gaps and holes in walls, the attic, crawl space, rim joists, doors, windows, and electrical outlets. The air leakage is a major problem in many homes, contributing to energy loss and discomfort.