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Old 03-08-2015, 01:06 PM
 
Location: panthersville, ga
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BEWARE spray foam outgasses over time and the inhabitants breath it. If you do the roof, no prob. I love spray foam but you have to pay attention where to put it. Mineral wool or Rock wool is the best natural insulation, period. Yes, do not seal a house up tight. New building codes for HVAC systems require fresh air intakes due to the perfection of sealing houses too tight and not letting in any fresh air.
where would i begin to look for this stuff at?
and my house was built in 1985.....does it still apply?
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:07 PM
 
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i keep the heat on 78 but the apartment never gets above 74 (according to the 1988 thermostat).... when its like that its comfortable enough for me to sleep in just my underwear at night, with the occasional comforter on and off

I would die. I can't fall asleep unless it's around 68. I have my programmable set to take the temp down to 68 in the winter for the first couple of hours, and then 62 while I am dead asleep, and then up to 70 30 minutes before I typically wakeup so that the overwhelming heat will force me awake and make me want to leave the bed lol
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:19 PM
 
Location: panthersville, ga
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I would die. I can't fall asleep unless it's around 68. I have my programmable set to take the temp down to 68 in the winter for the first couple of hours, and then 62 while I am dead asleep, and then up to 70 30 minutes before I typically wakeup so that the overwhelming heat will force me awake and make me want to leave the bed lol
68 would kill me!!!!!
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:18 AM
 
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Homes can not be too tight. Why would a home that is tight have mold issues? A tight home keeps hot-humid air outside of the building envelope reducing the latent load of the home and therefore alleviating a portion of the mold issue. The other sources of latent load and mold come from occupants, showers, cooking, etc and all of these latent loads either have a properly sized exhaust fan or is controlled with a small dehumidifier in a well built home. Why would I rely on un-intentional cracks and penetrations in the housing envelope to let breathing air into the building envelope? This only creates indoor air quality issues due to the fact this air is infiltrating through interstitial spaces that are not clean. I would much rather have a dedicated fresh air supply that is filtered than rely on dirty interstitial infiltration for the air that I breathe.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:23 AM
 
Location: panthersville, ga
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thanks for contributing moxy.........
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Old 03-23-2015, 03:54 PM
 
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I prefer a cooler home in the winter also..68-70 is fine unless bitter wind outside than crank it up to 72*. But I'm a transplant Yankee so used to that.
I do think too much insulation makes you breathe in noxious air. We used to open up our windows and doors in the dead of winter just to air out home smells. A good hour would give it a good airing.
But summertime.....another issue.
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