I've heard this term before. You could heat that house with a match. and im pretty sure i know what it means. I'm just not sure how to get there from here. I currently live in a brick home built in 1978ish in NW GA. I heat mostly with a Fisher fireplace insert and my floor plan is not at all intended for the heat to come from where the chimney was built. I want to increase insulation. decrease heat loss and generally tighten up my house it seems to just hemmorage heat. (cash too) I have traditional fiberglass battons in the atic 2 layers. And battons under the floor (oh my god it's a nightmare to work under there) I have replaced all three exterior doors with new containing double pane glass and maybe 1/4 of my windows with double pane glass windows. I want to do some remodeling anyhow so what im really asking is what are the best materials to tighten and insulate my home. Not really thinking of tearing it back to the studs but my main goal is to have a home that i can heat and cool with a minimal effort. Also wanna update to new stove but the boss says bathrooms and living room is higher on list. So when im done with all that and i can buy a new heater i want to need a small one.