28 Oct '13, 5pm

New build (Structure, Insulation, Windows, HVAC) Follow up #green

1. After reading many many many posts about ventilation, I have decided I am completely confused. I got a quote from Zehnder which was around 8K since I will be doing the install myself. I would like to hear what others in the community feel would be a good alternative to the Zehnder 550 HRV. Since I am going to be tighter than most houses, I really need a good ventilation strategy. 2. Should I be concerned with Foil Faced in the open cavity? I was reading that there were test results showing that the foil faced may not “live” the life expectancy I was hoping? 3. Since I am insulating the basement walls with 2” XPS, do I need to add more insulation in the cavities? If I do, would cellulose work? I am afraid of it retaining any moisture. Any recommendations? 4. Based on the recommendations from efficientwindows, I was looking for windows that meet this criteria • Double-gla...

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