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Old 01-10-2015, 02:41 PM
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We had one wall in our bedroom when we lived in Atlanta that just radiated cold in the winter. As we also had noise from the Heat Pump compressor on the other side of the wall we fired out and added another layer of insulation (make sure to take out the old and replace total as I was told if you sandwich the foil in the middle it's a problem) It made it quiet and much much warmer. It means a mess and drywall and paint too but it solved the problem on the north side of the house.
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When our previous home was being built, I did a Manual J heat load calculation to see how much HVAC we needed. The HVAC contractor did also and we were pretty close to each other. I was surprised to see that most of the heat gain/loss was through the windows. The conclusion I reached is that you need "enough" insulation in the walls but beyond a certain point it doesn't make much difference. We have a concrete block house in The Villages and I know it was built to code but I suspect a bit more insulation in the walls would have been worthwhile. Our previous home was something like R-20 in the walls which probably explains why the windows were the main area of heat loss/gain. I knew this going in and didn't stop me from buying in The Villages.

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Old 01-11-2015, 04:06 PM
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TV houses are built and insulated to existing building codes .... nothing more and nothing less
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TV houses are built and insulated to existing building codes .... nothing more and nothing less
just wish the building code had a little OCD. Maybe my windows (that let all the cold come in ) were centered....hanging drapes are tough!
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