29 Jan '13, 2pm

Makes no sense to worry about air leaks around your windows if you haven't looked for big holes in your attic floor.

First, a bit about my writing: I write in longhand, whenever I have some spare time. Between audits, at lunch, after the gym, when stopping for a coffee. Then I type the notes up. The thing is that I find a lot more spare time in my walking-around day than at the home or office. To say there is a bottleneck getting these notes into electronic form is a disservice to good-flowing bottles everywhere. This is by way of explaining an upcoming sentence. Secondly, “major thermal bypasses” is building-geek speak for holes in your house — holes through which you are losing an abnormal amount of heat. More formally, they are areas in standard construction where flaws in the building enclosure allow air to escape, bypassing the thermal control layer. Thermal bypasses: the what and where The building envelope Exterior components of a house that provide protection from colder (and war...

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