Hi guys. My wife and I are in the late planning stages of building
our new home. I want it to be as energy efficient as possible. We
are having a slight disagreement. We are going to use galvanized
I want foam insualtion in walls and attic. She is ok with that.
we disagree about is how to do the attic.
Her ex-husband is a HVAC contractor. He says we should use the "
the underside of the roof, seal the attic and semi condition it"
method. Our builder agrees.
My problem with that is, why would I want to semi condition an area
the same size as my house if I am never going to use it for anything?
I want to foam the attic floor, and make sure the attic is well
venitaled. Why is allowing my warm and cold air (that I am paying
heat and cool) to migrate up into my attic a good idea? Isn't it
efficient to keep that expensive air in the house by well insulating
the attic floor? I don't have any plans to ever use the attic, It
wont have high enough ceilings.
We live inorth of Dallas, Texas where the summers can be brutal and
the winters pretty damn cold
Can anyone give me advice on why my thoughts are wrong?
Sorry, but this is not an advice group. It is a group of hard working
folks in the HVACR industry that needs a paycheck for their honest
endeavors. We swap experiences and insults here in order to be the best
we can be at our trade. Advice given to unknown capabilities can be
disastrous and also create a liability. I highly recommend that you take
you problems to an on site professional service company in your area.
If you are destitute and cannot afford such a company, your State Heat
assistance program will pay for it and more. In fact they can have a
company out to your home within a couple of hours of your calling them.
This program has been issued many $millions from the Federal stimulus
program..plus the usual annual allocation. If you plan on redesigning
your HVAC system to the max, I suggest that you approach an
Architectural firm and have an Architectural Engineer design and certify
the layout for your home. This will be with you for many a long mortgage
year and you might as well have it done properly. Do keep in mind that
locked in empty airspace also serves as an insulation and does not
necessarily need conditioning. Common sense should tell you that you do
not need to condition unused closed space that has no damageable
materials or equipment. So instead of demanding a knowledge base from
us, you should be tending your own patch and doing what will serve your
dollar and family the best. I gotta go.. The Nuclear furnace in the sky
is finally out and a Starbucks coffee is calling.
Hey Fellows don't be hard on poor guy most of us been there.
I will try to translate this for you!
Njemac kad ima zenu i ljubavnicu - on voli zenu.
German men when he have wife and girlfriend - he loves his wife?
Francuz kad ima zenu i ljubavnicu - on voli ljubavnicu.
French men when he have wife and girlfriend - he loves his girlfriend?
Talijan kad ima zenu i ljubavnicu - on voli mamu.
Italian men when he have wife and girlfriend - he loves his mom?
Englez kad ima zenu i ljubavnicu - on voli susjeda.
English men when he have wife and girlfriend - he loves his neighbor?
Hrvat kad ima zenu i ljubavnicu - on se voli napiti.
Croatian men when he have wife and girlfriend - he loves to have a drink?
Americanac kad ina zenu i ljubavnicu - on cini ljubav sa obe dvije.
American men when he have wife and girlfriend - he loves them both?
Taliban kad ima zenu i ljubavncu - on cini ljubav sa kamelom.
Taliban when he have wife and girlfriend he is making love to camell?
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