Greeting fellow green wizards,
As a complete newbie to the word of green wizardry, I'm hoping to learn a lot here.
Currently we have no window coverings (except in our daughter's room) and a lot of window space on south-easterly facing walls. In the summer, its impossible to keep cool and we lose a ton of heat in the winter. The windows are weird, we're told, in that we have two panes of glass, but there's a six inch gap between them. We'd like to put up curtains of some kind to reduce heat loss in the winter and lower solar heating in the summer, but are wondering about the convection we've read about. We used incense in our daughter's room to see that there is a breeze coming from below the curtain while they're closed and there's about thirty degree differential between the outside temperature and the inside temperature.
Our question is how do we go about measuring how much heat loss there is from the convection behind the curtain. We're trying to decide if the cost of building some kind of curtain box to prevent convection is worth it or not.
Thank you all for any ideas you have!
Corrach the Blue