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Gleb Speranski

Hi Jo,

Just want to explain why partially insulating walls still makes sense. Uninsulated wall represents a large radiant surface that (when colder than objects in the room) ‘sucks’ the heat from all the warmer objects within the living space including human beings. The more you insulate the wall the less radiant surface it will have.

Another important aspect is condensation: a cold wall surface is where the dew point is likely to be reached. In turn, that area may then become a breeding ground for mould. This is a very common problem in NZ houses as you know.