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My recommendations on residential insulation levels by climate zone. This week's blog:

My recommendations on residential insulation levels by climate zone. This week's blog:

Most leading energy experts today recommend installing a lot more insulation than is common practice. This wall for a Passive House in Seattle will hold about a foot of insulation. Source: Dan Whitmore. Click on image to enlarge. I'm often asked the question, "How much insulation should I install in my house"? It's a great question. Let me offer some recommendations: First of all...it depends. It depends to a significant extent on where you live. And it depends on whether we're talking about a new house or trying to squeeze insulation into an existing house. Let's assume, for the time being, that we're talking about new construction to simplify the discussion. As for location, I'll provide recommendations for three different climates, based on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) climate zones . These DOE climate zones range...

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