Changing the mindset of people
Got into a debate regarding building an “airtight” home. The other party claimed that a “leaky” wall and window home is better as a home needs to “breathe”. I argued that a properly sealed home is better and controlling air exchanges via an ERV or HRV is best practice. He argued from the old school mentality that walls and windows need to breathe and paying for an ERV/HRV is dumb when you can get “free” air exchange via the leaking wall and window assembly.
When will this tired and false narrative of leaky homes be finally put to rest?
Building Science proves that air tight homes with proper air ventilation via ERV/HRV is best for energy and home comfort.
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