I thought my bedroom felt a bit colder than
the rest of the house. I figured it's cause
it's the farthest from the furnace, and only
has one heat register.
Second factor might be insulation failure.
I have frost in a couple places, on the
Cardboard and staple gun might not be pretty
(I live alone) but I hope it helps with my
energy bill. And my comfort at night.
Amazing what I learn when it's this cold out.
And, thank you to the kind people on the AHR
list who encourage me to look for and act on
A former co-worker gave me good advice years ago. Insulate the
skirting when you have a couple bucks in your pocket. No worries about
heat tape malfunction or pipes freezing. Wrap any exposed piping
including the sewer line with insulation.
Dean Hoffman" <""dh0496\"@win*&dstr$%eam.net wrote:
I used 1" foam to skirt our camping trailer , using the same stuff around
the bottom of the new "house" . It'll eventually be covered by stone <on the
house , not the camper> as construction proceeds , but for now it helps keep
the under-house temps above freezing .
They do sell sheets of foam, or of rigid
fiberglass. That's actually excellent idea.
I was a bit warmer, last night. With cardboard
over the areas which had been frosty. Now, I'm
considering sheet plastic as vapor barrier.
On Thursday, January 23, 2014 6:27:08 PM UTC-5, Stormin Mormon wrote:
You made another post about your humidifier putting a lot of
water into the air and wondering where it was all going. It
may be that the water has made it's way into the insualtion.
Wet insulation is probably 90%+ compromised in it's capability
to block heat transfer. If you don't have a proper vapor
barrier on the insulation, or it made it through somehow, that
could be part or all of your problem.
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