Windows in our homes
Modern windows are relatively well insulated and they have normally three sheets of glass but also four glazed windows are readily available (they are especially used in passivhaus or low-energy buildings). The glass itself is not a particularly good thermal insulator, but between the glass sheets in the multi-glazed windows are tight crevices filled with stagnant air or gas itself that are insulating.
Additional insulation in our homes
In order to save heat energy, many choose to supplement insulation in their houses, especially in attics and crawl space floors because it is relatively easy and inexpensive. In some cases, however, additional insulation can change the conditions for the building’s function with respect to moisture can change very much and in such an improper manner this can lead to severe moisture and mold damages. You should always consult with an expert, such as retailers, before adding insulation by yourself.
Did you know that…?
- Insulation products contain air because stagnant air can very badly conduct heat.
- Are your windows starting to reach their age limit? Select new ones with care. There are a variety of characteristics to consider. Consult with the expert.
Read more about our homes
Why do we warm up the house? and How do I know if air at home is good? Also read more about why do we need ventilation and the effects on our health in our homes (link here) and sleeping in our homes (link here). Other important issues to consider our homes are: air we breathe (link here), moisture (read more here), pollutions (read more here) and radon (read more here). Find out more about insufficient ventilation in our new homes (link here)!