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Is it worth investing in triple-pane windows?

...gas filled windows. The gas will dissipate through the glass over time, so after a number of years they will be reduced to just having air between the panes, bu...

Posted by Anonymous July 8, 2017, 12:39 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

If a passive house is designed well is it worth the extra cost for Low E (High solar gain) coatings?

...Argon filled windows be appropriate without the Low E coating? The Low E coating does reduce the solar gain even if you choose a coating designed for the northe...

Posted by Joe Van Kuren June 7, 2019, 8:37 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...gas furnace (I have gas to the house since my wife wanted a gas stove, a gas fire place and a gas barbque), or a natural gas boiler/electric furnace option (for...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

In solar passive design, is it possible to calculate how far back into the home the winter sun will penetrate ?

I couldn't see the answer in a search - apologies if this has already been covered. If I know that at the winter solstice the sun will be at an elevation of ...

Posted by Daniel Gardener Sept. 12, 2019, 8:54 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Replacement windows in a double wall envelope house

We have a 1982 double wall envelope house. I would like to expand and replace the windows on the north side of the home. Is there anything special that should ...

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous June 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses
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