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Title: Thermal Insulation of Concrete Homes
Author(s): Arthur Stone
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 849-874
Abstract:This paper describes the value of adequate thermal insulation for concrete homes. With the wide range in types of insulating materials now available, concrete homes can be just as comfortable winter or summer as the best type of wood frame construction, with the added advantage of fire resistance and low annual cost of the concrete construction. When effective vapor barriers are provided along with the insulating material, condensation and dampness within the wall, floor or ceiling are avoided. The use of vapor barrier will also help to conserve moisture within the home; this results in a somewhat higher relative humidity which will contribute materially to the physical comfort and health of the occupants in cold weather. Adequate insulation of the walls, floors, ceilings or roofs should be accompanied by corresponding attention to reduction of heat loss through use of storm windows and doors and by weatherstripping and calking. With increasing cost of fuel, heating equipment and redecoration, it is highly important to effect economies by the use of proper insulation.
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