Priester, Gayle B. Consulting Engineer, Baltimore, Maryland.
Last reviewed:October 2019
- Heating load
- Insulation and vapor barrier
- Cost of operation
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The maintenance of the temperature in a closed volume, such as a home, office, or factory, at a comfortable level during periods of low outside temperature. Two principal factors determine the amount of heat required to maintain a comfortable inside temperature: the difference between inside and outside temperatures and the ease with which heat can flow out through the enclosure. See also: Conduction (heat)
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