Reasons a Passive House Is Ideal For Winter

January 10, 2018

Reasons a Passive House Is Ideal For Winter

Your house may be a source of discomfort in the winter – maybe because of drafts or because you’ve been trying not to spend too much money on heating a home that never seems to get warm. If this is the case, working toward converting your home to a “passive house” may be exactly what you need, not only for your family’s comfort, but to help you save money.

A passive house achieves many standards which can also mean a more enjoyable home in the colder months. Here are a few reasons to consider:

  1. No thermal bridging. Most buildings have thermal bridges somewhere in the building envelope, which can be a source of thermal transfer. This equates to cold spots in your home, when the temperature drops.
  2. High performance insulation. Insulation which is highly rated both for its ability to protect against cold and heat, and for minimizing moisture from entering the home and causing damage are used in a passive house. Spray foam insulation like Icynene is an ideal choice to better insulate and air seal your home for energy efficiency as well as continual comfort.
  3. Airtight construction. This concept can be achieved with a high performance insulation like Icynene, and results in a reduction in drafts, making your home more comfortable when the wind is howling.

Talk to a licensed Icynene spray foam insulation contractor in your area, to find out more reasons why Icynene is the ideal choice to help you create a passive house, or for any other project.

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