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Started by Bill_Berg_is_sad, November 09, 2022, 07:40:27 PM
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QuotePerhaps most importantly, the energy savings for insulating an old brick home may not pay off in the long run. Doing upgrades, such as fully insulating the attic, air sealing around doors, windows, and other possible air leaks, and replacing an old furnace can bring about the energy savings you desire for much less trouble.
Quote from: herman on November 10, 2022, 10:56:56 AMI've been on a sustainable home design kick on YouTube to see what I might want to do if we end up moving.
Quote from: Bullfrog on November 10, 2022, 07:20:15 PMQuote from: herman on November 10, 2022, 10:56:56 AMI've been on a sustainable home design kick on YouTube to see what I might want to do if we end up moving.Feel free to let me know any questions you have. Energy efficiency is my jam. I qualified as a certified passivehouse designer.
Quote from: Bill_Berg_is_sad on November 10, 2022, 07:46:13 PMI had a guy come in today for a quote. My furnace is 15 years old, so it's a new furnace and the heat pump. Existing duct work seems to be fine, didn't actually come up in conversation. Now I'm wondering between electric furnace or gas, leaning gas though.
Quote from: Bullfrog on November 11, 2022, 05:34:21 PMI'm actually off of the Passive House train. While I applaud its goals, it's ultimately an arbitrary system like so many others. That's not saying it's bad -- I've designed several houses to Passive House standards -- it's just only one way to achieve sustainable goals.I'm fully on board the Pretty Good House train now. https://www.prettygoodhouse.org/You might be interested in BS and Beer; both a podcast and streamed on YouTube. It's pretty nerdy, but if you're into learning about energy-efficient design and technology, it's a good place. Several of them are the authors of Pretty Good House.
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