Thermal bypass

Thermal bypass

An opening between a conditioned and unconditioned space that heated or cooled air can move through, therefore violating the airtightness of the building envelope.
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Friction-reducing design features, including all-new ultra-low viscosity transmission fluid, internal thermal bypass, minimal number of non-applied clutches and other lower mechanical spin losses, contribute to the 10-speed's effect on improved vehicle efficiency.
(#) The 2012 IECC requires that homes in cold climates are constructed such that they are less than 3 ach at 50 Pa and the "thermal bypass checklist" is prescriptively listed as a code requirement.
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In the model, the company foam-sealed all key leakage points: plate lines, mud sills, electrical and plumbing penetrations, areas around the baseboard and band joists, and thermal bypass areas such as bathroom soffits and flue chasms - "anything that penetrates the attic line," Ariagno says.
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