Household R value
|Household R Value|
The R Value of a house is a measurement of the thermal resistance of a house. In other words it is a means of measuring how well the house is insulated. This provides a means of reference for how well the house resists changing its internal temperature based on the outside temperature. So I took an attempt at "measuring our house". My side kick Carter and I did an experiment.
- No one can tell if their house leaks like a sieve.
People sell window replacements by the boatload due to fact #1.
- Made sure it was cloudy and reasonably constant temperature outside.
- We ran the heat up to 70 ℉ (21.1 ℃)
- Turned off everything
- Waited for 120 minutes, regularly recording the internal temperature of the house