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INSULATION - THE BASICS - page 1
1300 British Thermal Unit (BTUs)
1301 Latent heat of vaporization
1302 Mechanisms of heat transfer
1303 People releasing heat
1304 Thermal conductivity
1305 Conductance
1306 Two comfort strategies
1307 Convective loop
1308 R-value per inch
1309 Recommended insulation levels
1310 Balanced air changes
1311 Absolute and relative humidity
1312 How moisture moves
1313 Stack effect
1314 Neutral pressure plane
1315 Dew point

INSULATION - THE BASICS - page 2
1316 Vapor diffusion
1317 Drafty is good (for houses)
1318 Adding new siding can trap moisture
1319 Moisture control in hot climates
1320 Differences between old and new construction
1321 Exhaust fans
1322 Direct vent appliances
1323 Heat recovery ventilator
1324 How depressurization can occur in houses
1325 Controlling moisture in hot climates
1326 Wall marks due to thermal bridging
1327 Insulation voids and convective loops
1328 Wind washing
1329 Forms of insulation
1330 Other types of polystyrene insulation
1331 Radiant barriers

INSULATION - AIR and VAPOR BARRIER (VAPOR RETARDERS)
1332 Air barrier versus vapor barrier
1333 Housewrap versus building paper
1334 Sill gaskets and electrical box enclosures
1335 Gaskets for electrical boxes
1336 Backer rods
1337 Caulking - indoors or out?
1338 Pot lights
1339 Vapor barrier location
1340 Cover crawlspace floor

INSULATION - VENTING ROOFS
1341 Reducing attic heat with ventilation
1342 Preventing ice dams with ventilation
1343 Types and locations of vents
1344 Turbine vents
1345 Baffles for soffit vents
1346 Recommended amount of attic ventilation
1347 Venting cathedral roofs
1348 Ventilating mansard and gambrel roofs

INSULATION - VENTING LIVING SPACES
1349 Three approaches to ventilation
1350 Exhaust system components
1351 Supply systems
1352 Heat recovery ventilators (basic components)
1353 HRV and ERV heat exchangers
1354 HRV (heat recovery ventilator) components
1355 HRV intake and exhaust locations
1356 Filters and condensate drains
1357 Defrost control

INSULATION - ATTICS
1358 Attic access hatch
1359 Stairwells to attic
1360 Pull-down stairs
1361 Secondary attics
1362 Risks of adding more insulation
1363 Wet insulation below vents
1364 Missing insulation at dropped ceiling
1365 Insulating knee walls
1366 Insulating skylight wells
1367 Ducts in attics
1368 Insulation too close to chimneys
1369 Air-vapor barrier incomplete or wrong location
1370 Potential air leakage locations
1371 Recommended amount of attic ventilation
1372 Wet insulation below vents
1373 Turbine vents
1374 Attic power vents
1375 Delaminating sheathing -
1376 Whole house fan with no insulating cover

INSULATION - FLAT AND CATHEDRAL ROOFS
1377 Insulating flat (and cathedral) roofs
1378 Evidence of insulation added
1379 Two different strategies for insulating cathedral-flat roofs
1380 Channeled vents versus cross ventilation

INSULATION - WALLS ABOVE GRADE
1381 Insulation short circuit
1382 Adding insulation to solid masonry walls
1383 Cold wall effect
1384 Drying potential of walls

INSULATION - BASEMENTS AND CRAWLSPACES
1385 Adding exterior basement insulation
1386 Adding interior basement insulation
1387 Basement moisture control
1388 Insulating crawlspaces
1389 Clues - has insulation been added?
1390 Rim joist insulation
1391 Do not insulate embedded joists
1392 Exposed combustible insulation
1393 Cover crawlspace floor

INSULATION - FLOORS OVER UNHEATED AREAS
1394 Insulation in floors over unheated areas

INSULATION - VENTILATION SYSTEMS
1395 Reducing moisture
1396 Exhaust fan conditions
1397 Cold-side ducts not insulated
1398 HRV intake and exhaust locations
1399 Furnace duct-HRV connection
1400 HRV exhaust grille locations
1401 Flow collars and balancing dampers
1402 HRV not interlocked with furnace fan
1403 Filters dirty or missing
1404 HRV core missing or dirty
1405 Trap in condensate drain

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