Heat loss


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heat loss

[′hēt ‚lȯs]
(physics)
Energy or power transmitted out of a system in the form of heat. Also known as heat dissipation.

Heat loss

Migration of heat from a space: by conduction, radiation, or exchange of air.

heat loss

1. The net decrease in heat within a space.
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Body temperature is balanced by heat loss and heat production, thus maintaining normothermia between 35.6[degrees]C to 37.8[degrees]C (Marieb 2004).
Although reasonably accurate predictions of exposed surface heat loss can now be made with confidence, this is not always the case for basement heat loss, which can be significant in homes with well-insulated exposed surfaces and heated basements.
"You get a lot of heat loss through your windows," says Dave, "so for us that's basic housekeeping advice."
And in extremely cold weather, you can hang blankets on the walls since they can radiate cold if they are not adequately insulated.If you have big window and want to reduce heat loss, you can tape a large, clear shower curtain to the inside (just past the frame).
Caption: This infrared image shows heat loss at the furnace door.
In our previous study, the piston with shallow toroidal cavity was utilized to investigate the potential to reduce heat loss from the wall by the low thermal conductivity material.
He said: "The surveyor found no evidence of specific heat loss but did point out that, as the garage is exposed on three sides and at roof level, it will cool at a quicker rate than the rest of his home.
Because heat loss is centrally generated, effective air-conditioning is needed in the cabinet.
This myth was based on an old study that measured heat loss in people out in the cold who were fully clothed apart from their heads!
The conductive heat loss is particularly significant at the wall-slab junctions because hot water pipes for the radiant heating system are installed in the floor slabs.