Heat Defined

Heat Defined, Define Heat, Green Building, Green Builders, Energy-Efficient Homes, Green HousesPlease Note:This website explains green building for a climate zone comparable to North Texas or Central Texas, such as the climate of Waco or Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. It is important to hire a green builder who is an expert in energy-efficient building in your climate zone.

Heat Defined in Green Building

What Is Heat? 


This website is for the climate zone that includes North Central Texas or the DFW area such as Plano, Keller, or Dallas-Fort Worth Texas.  Regardless of your climate zone, the first priority for green building or energy-efficient remodeling is to hire an energy consultant and a green builder who understand and use up-to-date green building practices for your area. 

Heat is the energy of moving molecules. Or another way tounderstand heat is to say it is simply the energy of molecular activity.

  • Heat is present in all matter.
  • Heat always moves from warmer to cooler.
  • Heat moves toward uniformity and molecular rest.

When there is a great difference in temperature between twosurfaces, the more rapid flow of heat is from the warmer part to the coolerpart. The opposite is true; a smaller difference in the surface temperature willslow the flow of heat.

There are three types of heat transfer:

1. Conduction
2. Convection
3. Radiation

Remember, in all cases, the natural tendency of heat is tomove from warmer objects or spaces to cooler objects or spaces.

More about heat transfer.

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