This simulation shows the effect of insulation in warming or cooling a house. The environment temperature is set to be 20 °C. Which house is more energy-efficient, House A or House B?

Select: House A House B
Heat map
Graph Grid Isotherm Heat flux

Power source
-10 W/m3     
     10 W/m3

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Note: This above model does not include convection and radiation and should be considered as only a very rough approximation.

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