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From ECO Building

By Katie Gloede

For some February means overheated apartments and clanky radiators, but for homeowners it’s more often a struggle to keep an in efficient home cheaply warmed. Since most of us do not have the nearly perfectly sealed thermal envelope like the one shown above from a thermal image of a passive house, there is almost always room for improvement. What many don’t realize is addressing energy loss by decreasing cold air infiltration are often relatively simple fixes with associated costs far lower than continuing to jack up the heat. Improving a home’s overall thermal envelope doesn’t always require renovation, and small changes have far-reaching implications. Here is a look at five pro...

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From ECO Building

By Katie Gloede

For some February means overheated apartments and clanky radiators, but for homeowners it’s more often a struggle to keep an in efficient home cheaply warmed. Since most of us do not have the nearly perfectly sealed thermal envelope like the one shown above from a thermal image of a passive house, there is almost always room for improvement. What many don’t realize is addressing energy loss by decreasing cold air infiltration are often relatively simple fixes with associated costs far lower than continuing to jack up the heat. Improving a home’s overall thermal envelope doesn’t always require renovation, and small changes have far-reaching implications. Here is a look at five problem areas that cause heat loss in colder climates and older homes with some potential solutions to explore.

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