Concerns with an energy upgrade on an old home envelope
I'm planning on residing 3/4 of my house. I will also be installing high density cellulose, and 1.5" of foam under the new siding. I live in Upstate, NY.
I installed a high efficiency boiler with on demand hot water, in 2010. At that time my blower door test stated that my house was pretty tight. I feel I will probably need a source of supply air. If it could also supply air conditioning in the summer it would be great.
As I stated before I have a boiler (I also use a wood stove), so I don't have any duct work in the house at present. So I'm looking for ideas on ventilation systems that would supply/exhaust air, and maybe supply air conditioning in the summer. During this house upgrade I will be removing the chimney that used to be used for venting the old boiler and water tank. So I will have a way to run duct work from the basement to the top of the house.
Any ideas would be appreciated. ... J.D.
Posted Tue, 08/20/2013 - 19:21
Edited Wed, 08/21/2013 - 04:14
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