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bdsidorow

08:13AM | 10/20/05
Member Since: 10/19/05
3 lifetime posts
Hi. We live in a 100 yr old home. It has baseboard heating. Problem is in the winter if it is really cold outside, the house can't get about 64 degrees. We have changed every window in the house. We got a new door and replace weather stripping. The boiler is the right temp and the baseboards are hot. What else can we do?

Will reinsulation the attic help?

Please help us out if you can...

bdsidorow

10:06AM | 10/20/05
Member Since: 10/19/05
3 lifetime posts
It seems insulation has been added into the walls (the blown in kind)... will adding insulation in the attic help? The house is a 2 story.

Thanks for your reply

tomh

11:53AM | 10/20/05
Member Since: 07/01/03
549 lifetime posts
Most of the heat is lost through the ceiling and attic. Common sense...heat rises. This is where your insulation needs most to be installed. Use R-30 to R-38. The least benefit is insulating the floor; however R-11 insulation can help here.


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