Table of contents for Insulating, sealing & ventilating your house / William P. Spence.

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Chapter 1: Preliminary Energy Considerations					00
	Principles of Heat Flow							00
		How Heat Is Transferred						00
	Home Energy Rating System							00
	Energy Star									00
	How Much Insulation Do You Need?					00
	Air Leaks									00
	The Importance of Controlling Water Vapor					00
	Ventilation									00
	Insulation									00
	The Stack Effect								00
	Additional Insulation Factors							00
	Where to Start?								00
Chapter 2: Controlling Air Leaks and Water Vapor					00
	Air Leakage Analysis								00
	International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)				00
	Radon										00
	Water Vapor									00
		Recent Developments in The Use of Vapor Barriers			00
		Other Places That Have Moisture Problems				00
		Mold and Mildew							00
	Air Infiltration									00
	Sealing Materials								00
	Personal Safety								00
	Sealing Leaks in the Ceiling							00
		Plumbing and Electrical Cable Leaks					00
		Suspended Ceilings							00
		Recessed Incandescent Lights						00
		Surface-Mounted Lights						00
		Smoke Alarms								00
		Fans									00
		Heat Ducts								00
		Access Hatches							00
		Folding Attic Stairs							00
		Chimney and Furnace Vent Pipe Air Leaks				00
	Air Leaks in Floors								00
	Air-Sealing Exterior Walls							00
		Installing Storm Windows						00
	Replacement Windows							00
		Kits to Replace the Sash						00
		Installing Assembled Replacement Windows			00
		Sealing Exterior Doors						00
	Inside Places to Seal Air Leaks						00
	Finding and Sealing Chases							00
	Leaks in Attic Rooms								00
Chapter 3: Insulation Materials							00
	Choosing an Insulation							00
	Specifying Thermal Properties						00
	Sound-Deadening Materials							00
	Batts and Blankets								00
	Loose-Fill Insulation								00
	Rigid Insulation								00
	Sprayed Foam Insulation							00
	Radiant Insulations								00
		Types of Radiant Insulation						00
	Vapor Barriers									00
	Building Code Fire Regulations						00
	Insulation Hazards								00
Chapter 4: Installing Insulation and Vapor Barriers					00
	The Thermal Envelope							00
	Determining the Amount of Insulation Needed				00
	Personal Protection								00
		Eye Protection								00
		Respiratory Protection						00
		Clothing								00
		Hearing Protection							00
	Other Safety Recommendations						00
	Vapor Barriers									00
		Locating Vapor Barriers						00
		Installing Vapor Barriers						00
	Sheathing Exterior Walls							00
	Installing Faced Blankets and Batts						00
		Inset-Stapling								00
		Face-Stapling								00
		Pressure-Fitting the Insulation					00
	Installing Unfaced Insulation							00
	Butting Blankets								00
	Insulating Narrow Cavities							00
	Insulating the Ceiling								00
	Other Installation Situations							00
	Windows and Doors								00
		Plumbing in Cavities							00
		Electric Systems							00
		Air Ducts								00
	Insulating Floors								00
	Installing Blow-in Fibrous Insulation						00
		Blow-in Fiberglass in Walls in New Construction			00
	Installing Mineral Wool Insulation						00
	Insulating with Sprayed-Foam Insulation					00
	Installing Cotton Insulation							00
	Installing Cellulose Insulation						00
		Installing Dry, Blown Cellulose					00
		Installing Wet, Sprayed Cellulose Insulation				00
	Vapor Barriers									00
	Installing Reflective Insulation, Radiant Barriers, and Interior Radiation-Control Coatings										00
	Reflective Insulation								00
	Radiant Barriers								00
	Interior Radiation-Control Coatings						00
	Sound Control									00
		Types of Sound							00
			Direct Sound							00
			Airborne Sound						00
			Vibrations							00
	Sound Rating Indicators							00
		Sound Intensity							00
		Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC)					00
		Sound Transmission Class (STC)					00
		Impact Isolation Class (IIC)						00
Chapter 5: Adding Insulation to an Existing House					00
	Determining the Thickness of the Existing Insulation			00
	Increasing Ceiling Insulation							00
	Insulating Disappearing Stairs						00
	Insulating Existing Exterior Walls						00
		Opening Exterior Walls						00
		Preparing the Wall							00
		Blockages in the Wall							00
		Filling the Cavities							00
	Filling Siding Without Removing Wood					00
	Opening Bevel Wood Siding							00
	Opening Wood Shingle Siding						00
	Opening Aluminum and Vinyl Siding					00
	Opening a Brick Veneer Wall							00
	Opening a Stucco Wall							00
	Opening a Wall with Asbestos Siding					00
	Installing Blow-In Insulation from Inside the House				00
	Insulating an Old House that has a Cathedral Ceiling or a Low Slope or Flat Roof 												00
	Insulating Walls That Do Not Have Sheathing				00
	Insulating an Existing Concrete Floor					00
	Sound Control									00
Chapter 6: Insulating Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Attic Rooms			00
	Constructing Attic Rooms							00
	Insulating Crawl Spaces							00
	Insulating Basements								00
	Installing Rigid Foam Insulation						00
	Insulating with Fiberglass Blankets						00
		Building a Stud Wall							00
	Insulating with Sprayed Foam						00
Chapter 7: Home Ventilation								00
	Codes for Ventilating the Living Area					00
	Overview of Ventilation Systems						00
	Passive Ventilation								00
	Mechanical Ventilation							00
		Fans									00
	Fresh-Air Supply Systems							00
	Bathroom Ventilation								00
		Selecting the Fan Size							00
	Kitchen Ventilation								00
	Hood Fan Capacities								00
	Range Hoods									00
	Range and Cooktop Hood Installation					00
	Clothes Dryer Exhaust							00
	Whole-House Ventilation Systems						00
		Exhaust Ventilation Only						00
		Inflowing Supply Air Only						00
		Balanced Air-Supply Systems					00
		Heat-Recovery Ventilators						00
		Energy-Recovery Ventilators						00
		Whole House Air-Filtration System					00
	Venting Attics									00
		Attic Venting Systems						00
	Air Purification								00
Index											00
Metric Equivalency Chart								00
Books by William Spence								00

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Dwellings -- Insulation.
Buildings -- Air tightness.
Sealing (Technology).
Dwellings -- Heating and ventilation.