Discussion about improving wall insulation in K20 and K22
@bodhi.neiser and @NerdyProjects were interested in this, so I'll write down some reasons why I think it's good to do this soonish. I agree that it's reasonable to come up with a good plan before going into action.
Our problems right now is that we have low wall temperatures in winter. This leads to high water condensation on the outside wall. To prevent mold growth, we have to exchange air a lot and shouldn't put any furniture close to these walls. This makes winter life stressful and potentially unhealthy if preventive measures are not done right.
If at some point we replace our windows, the problems will become more urgent because the new windows are warmer and more airtight, therefore they condense less water and provide less continous air exchange.
If we install wall insulation according to modern standards, we will have these benefits:
- less mold growth in winter
- gives us the possibility to replace windows
- warmer walls in winter, which gives a warmer feeling to people (because of heat radiation)
- colder inside rooms in summer if windows stay closed during daytime
I'd like to hear your input on this! Also @DougInAMug