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Home #insulation basics for the #winter: #Designing for temperature extremes in any season!

Home #insulation basics for the #winter: #Designing for temperature extremes in any season!

This article was originally published on Houzz on Sept. 10, 2014, as "Insulation Basics: Designing for Temperature Extremes in Any Season," and is presented here with permission. Read the original article . When it comes to insulation, more is more. The more insulation you’ve got, the more efficient your house will be—not just in winter but all year. This year’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere was a bit tricky to characterize. Thanks to a return appearance of the polar vortex, lower latitudes in North America reached chilly temperatures in the 50s (Fahrenheit), while Canada was left to endure scorching heat over 100 degrees. In Europe it was similar, with Baltic and Scandinavian countries receiving a blast of heat in July while the wineries in Italy complained of not enough sun to ripen the grapes. In times of uncertainty, it’s best to plan for all occasions. With extrem...

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