Heat loss through windows / Discussions

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

Is this a good way to insulate drafty windows?

...heat loss through a double pane glass, I think the bulk of what is causing you discomfort is the air leaks and that doesn't come through the glass, that's the s...

Posted by Robert Schmidt Feb. 6, 2021, 5:47 p.m. Windows and doors 2 Responses

Is installing a venting skylight to release hot air from my a home a good idea?

...windows can, but are they really the best way to ventilate? Check this page first – Are skylights an asset or a liability? There is a lot of heat loss assoc...

Posted by Fred Velsen Aug. 28, 2021, 11:10 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

What 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. This page explains in simple terms all about human comfort i...

Posted by Catharine Jans Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 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 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

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

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...through it, moisture goes through it and water drains through it. You can add as much rock wool as you want, or as little as you have to if there are other cons...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses

What is the best way to do a radiant floor in an off grid house?

...heat loss by building super efficient, and if possible incorporate passive solar heating. As for radiant floor heating, a solar air heating panel is nothing but...

Posted by Julien Comtois Oct. 2, 2021, 11:21 a.m. Heating and cooling 6 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...windows before he installed the insulation in the basement. Subsequently it probably rained and moisture got in through the unsealed basement windows. Now, I ca...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 39 Responses