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JW, There is really no debate on which...

JW,

There is really no debate on which product is more effective. Foil has a reflectivity of about 97% and and emissivity of about .03 - Paints claim an emissivity range anywhere from .25-.50 ...
03-09-10, 01:31 PM
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You Want BOTH Regular Insulation & Radiant Barrier

First, everyone needs to agree on a couple of things. Radiant heat does NOT travel through a solid. Only conductive heat can travel through a solid so it does not matter what type of bulk...
08-31-09, 07:41 AM
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Posted By SwanaSwana

You Need Ventilation AFTER Sun Goes Down

Two thoughts:

First, a 14" wind turbines pulls as much air as (800cfm) as most solar fans with an average 8mph wind. And they work 24/7 to remove heat and moisture year round. A 14" wind turbine...
01-14-09, 08:57 AM
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Posted By SwanaSwana

Seal Up the Chaseway

In the South we call this a "hot wall" I guess you would call it a "cold wall" but the fix is the same. Fill the stud cavities with good insulation and get full contact with the five sides. Then...
01-06-09, 12:11 PM
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Posted By SwanaSwana

Do not insulate roof on ventilated attic.

If your attic is ventilated, you should use radiant barrier rather than bulk insulation on the roof. Your roof is not your "thermal envelope" the ceiling is the thermal envelope. This (the ceiling)...
10-09-08, 10:51 AM
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Posted By SwanaSwana

I would do a couple of things. First, Do not...

I would do a couple of things.

First, Do not spray foam over a radiant barrier. By definition radiant heat only passes through a gas or a vacuum. If you spray the radiant barrier with foam, you...
07-16-08, 10:15 PM
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Posted By SwanaSwana

Just a quick idea. Try reversing the ceiling...

Just a quick idea.

Try reversing the ceiling fan to pull the air up. It's not the "correct" way, but it may provide better air distribution to the hot side of the room.
07-16-08, 10:03 PM
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Posted By SwanaSwana

You say the ductwork is old...very old. If it is...

You say the ductwork is old...very old. If it is original ductwork from the 70's it's probably leaking more than you think. Back then, they just slid metal pipe together with a couple of screws and...
07-16-08, 09:53 PM
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Posted By SwanaSwana

Did you wire it correctly? Power to the indoor...

Did you wire it correctly? Power to the indoor unit FROM the outdoor unit? It's also probably inverter driven. So, it will speed up/down depending on the load. It will run most of the time as...
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