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What is Whole-House as a System? THE BASICS

Season 1 - Episode 15
August 19, 2023

This episode of Home Comfort Tactics shares several exciting and interesting ways you can think about your house as a system.  Chances are that your house will have at least one of the things on the list that might be neglected.  I was once an unsuspecting homeowner (and contractor simultaneously) living in uncomfortable houses and paying for new HVAC to fix the problem. There is much more to comfort and efficiency than new windows and HVAC.   Taking a whole-house approach does not mean you need to become an expert. But, if you can learn a few easy-to-understand things around your house, you can get on the right pathway to what is most important to you.  

00:00 Introduction 
00:50 House as a System Analogy: The Baby Car Seat 
03:08 Identifying Where the Bubble Needs to Be in YOUR House 
05:04 20% of Your Living Space is DEAD SPACE 
07:17 A Commonly Overlooked Home Exterior Problem 
08:55 The Thermal & Pressure Boundary of a House 
11:06 Ventilation Performance and Where is it Most Important? 
13:35 Air Leakage Test (Blower Door Test) for the House 
14:57 Ranking Your Home's Appliance Consumption

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