Hey, folks. This is Jeremy with a continuing conversation about Yome insulation options. You can find my comments on the roof insulation that we offer in a previous blog. Bottom line, insulating the roof is the most effective step in improving heating efficiency in a Yome.
Depending on what a Yome is sitting on, how high off the ground the deck is, etc., the next most effective area to insulate is the floor or platform. There are a lot of options for floor insulation. Personally, I had access to a lot of fiber-fill scraps that we use for our side wall insulation, so I improvised a simple way of sealing off the space between the joists of my deck and just stuffing it with fiber-fill. I am not getting a great R-value, I’m sure, but nonetheless it has made a big difference. A cold floor can cause a sort of thermal layering effect; the Yome will be warm but the foot or two closest to the floor can be chilly. This makes for cold feet, especially sitting around reading, etc. and many would say this can drain the “Chi”. A little circulation fan can help a lot with this effect. Read more