I am looking for ideas for a log home retrofit. 20 years old, cathedral ceiling, full basement and double pane glass. Conditioned space 1500 sq'. Blower-door reveals 5500 cfm50, smoke shows lots of…Continue
"I have been testing homes for my state utility as a baseline residential load data collection program since 2011. Some of these homes were certified Energy Star 2 or 3. Most of them failed duct and/or envelope infiltration standards. QA is a big…"
You are correct, fiberglass along the vent channel is a major source of heat loss and an area where you can extrapolate some good numbers. With cathedral ceilings the area increases and thus the heat loss. 6" of fg,…"
The wife and I would like a log home/camp, but as you are learning, they just don't measure up to an energy auditor's dream. We will shift to stick built and use the simulated log siding.
Now, I'm still a novice…"
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