25 Jan '13, 1pm

Window Installation Tips for a Deep Energy Retrofit

Window Installation Tips for a Deep Energy Retrofit

That's more than one question, so I'll answer your last one first. Before retrofit: We would stay out partying all night in order not to come home to a cold drafty house. My wife wore knee high sheepskin UGGs as house slippers and a full length expedition weight bathrobe. Our dog hid under the covers when we got up in the morning. After retrofit: We never leave and our friends come here to party because we have the warmest and coziest house. We run around nearly naked. The dog naps on the window sill because the internal glass temp is 71F, same as the walls. After one year, we have a little data on energy savings, although last winter was not typical. Keep in mind we also installed geothermal and solar DHW. We are paying about 25% of what we used to for energy. Better than we hoped. Now the other Qs: 1. Reasons not to screw thru the DUDLEY (please, he reads this blog and h...

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