The Importance of Insulation


Insulation has no moving parts. Most of it is not visible once it is installed. Although insulation is not glamorous, it is very important. An occupant’s comfort within a home, and the cost of maintaining that comfort level, is determined by how well the habitable space of a home is insulated. Further, the integrity and condition of a home are influenced by the effectiveness of the insulating system.
This Course presents the basics of heat transfer. In addition, the Course discusses in detail the four components of a home insulating system: insulation, air leakage prevention, moisture control, and ventilation.