How much insulation does a basement need / Guides

How much is Too Much Insulation in my Attic or Walls?
Insulation and soundproofing

How much insulation is too much in attics and walls?

...as this - adding one inch of insulation to a wall that has only one inch of insulation is certainly well worth the investment, in any climate. Adding one inch of insulation to a wall that has 5 inches of insulation makes sense in most climates. Adding one inch of insulation to a wall that has 30 inches of insulation ma...

Balanced insulation levels in a green home
Efficient home design

Insulation in Green Home Building, a balanced approach to putting it where it does the most good

...ack as much water as possible? You certainly wouldn't want an extremely high wall on one side and lower on another; the relationship between heat movement and insulation is a bit like that. The cold hard facts about heat loss: Yes, a bit more heat is lost through the ceiling than the walls, but not nearly as much...

Insulated Radiant Floor ICF Foam Forms Heated with Air
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Air-heated radiant floor slab foam forming systems

...any trauma from walking past a vent delivering air at a bone-chilling 16° Celsius. With traditional heating systems like forced-air furnaces, ventilation air is typically mixed with the already-heated indoor air to achieve the temperatures listed above. Because that option isn’t available with radiant heating systems...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...ave made it much easier by engineering a virtual buffet of easily digestible materials. The inclusion of a poly vapor barrier in the mix creates a dining atmosphere for mold with a 5-star rating. Increasingly easy meals: Board lumber > plywood > OSB > hardboard > particle board > paper. Particle board image vi...