Heat loss through windows / Discussions

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...through a home for the best efficiency. Spoiler alert – heat loss goes in all directions, not just through the roof) read here to see how much insulation you ne...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...windows and to reduce thermal bridging through the rough opening, they are best set inside a bit. You can see a thermal image of heat loss through windows on th...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

...through or around the windows and doors ? That sounds like an issue that a landlord should be taking care of, though I’m not sure what sort of tenant rights you...

Posted by Teresa Cunningham Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What would you say is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...heat, but the rate of heat loss through the building envelope – specifically the walls and windows. Are you in an older house? Maybe one that needs but hasn’t...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

When I use my stove hood I get smoke odours in my home, is that due to negative pressure and how do I fix it?

...heating system I can smell smoke in the house. I suspect a return of air through the furnace chimney, does this make sense and what should I do? Hi, first a cou...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 12:37 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses