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asked 2018-08-16 07:34:25 -0500

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the increase in the thickness of the external insulation can cause an increase in demand for cooling?

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answered 2018-08-16 12:29:12 -0500

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Yes, if there are internal heat sources (e.g. people, lights, equipment) and you increase the insulation then you are trapping that heat inside, hence increasing the demand for cooling.

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Especially if natural ventilation (operable windows) is limited in terms of area or schedule.

Eric Wilson's avatar Eric Wilson  ( 2018-09-21 13:38:14 -0500 )edit

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