Convection

When we conduct heat to air or water, it is called convection. This is how we heat our homes. Our heat sources (boiler, furnace, etc.) conduct heat into the air, which then moves away from the heat source towards cooler areas in the room. This phenomenon is called a convection current. If your room is sealed properly, the convection current will work in your favor to heat up your room quickly and cozily. If you have air leakage to the outside, convective heat loss will occur as your warm air seeks to flow out towards the cold air. This may occur through air leaks around windows, doors, floors, ceilings, and walls.