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The most popular post on this site is,’Should I Insulate My Basement Ceiling‘. Yay, 1st spot on Google searches! The number of reader comments is also a pretty good measure and I get a number of emails. There are tons of questions and some dissenting opinions. My view is that the easiest, most consistent approach …

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R-Value is a Lie (And Other Provocative Titles)

Or at least as Allison Bailes posted earlier this year, it is not a constant. Green Building Advisor once published my post on thermal bridging. The audience there is an extraordinarily knowledgeable one which leads to some spirited discussions. Following the thermal bridging article, there was some jockeying over whether R-value is an objective …

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Problems with Crawlspaces – Venting and other Underhouse Ills

Crawlspaces are like the Loch Ness monster; talked about, rarely seen and potentially a bit scary. The crawlspace is that empty, barely accessible pit under the house filled with swampy water, cobwebs and spiders the size of dinner plates (that was the Google result for ‘spiders the size of dinner plates…enjoy). At least that’s what …

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A Song of Ice and Fire – The Street Side Energy Audit

当我和我的妻子买了我们目前的房子时,一个上诉是它在很大程度上没有绝缘。考虑到某种绝缘和没有绝缘的选择,请每次给我空白的板岩。我们在9月和超级繁忙的审核季节开始和打开包装之间搬迁,任何所需的项目都会暂时爆炸。…

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Energy Retrofits Without Energy Audits

虽然一些建筑人员认为能源审核并不是必需的,但我承认有偏见。这就是我要做的。但这提出了一个有趣的问题:如何在房屋上进行工作并确保没有审计的空气质量,温暖,舒适和水分控制?最低规定将…

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同心通风口和暴风雪

Blizzard Nemo clobbered Maine and most of the eastern seaboard this past February. Snow blanketed the entire coast, piling especially high in the Appalachian foothills. We slogged through a three foot dump in Portland. 50 MPH gusts whipped snow every way, sculpting enormous snow drifts in almost alien landscapes. That’s what our family woke up …

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Sealed Combustion Heating and the Appliance Hot Tub Party

密封combustion systems are apt to become more central to efficient building as the new energy codes introduce air tightness standards. This implicitly means that you’ll need to pay attention to your heating system safety. And conveniently those codes also lay out explicit guidelines for combustion systems. Building and energy codes often get adopted …

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