I have a single-family house built in 1961 and it has an oil heating furnace. When I renovated my kitchen I had a stove hood installed that vents directly to the outside. But when the hood is running at the same time as the heating system I can smell smoke in the house. I suspect a return of air through the furnace chimney, does this make sense and what should I do?
My door lock keeps freezing to the point I can’t open it, any idea why this would happen?
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Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?
Posted by Anonymous April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses
Could solar thermal air system be coupled to existing HRV for heating the incoming fresh air?
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Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?
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Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?
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Looking for great reasonably priced way to heat an off grid home
Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 1 Responses
What would you say is the most comfortable heating system for a home?
Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses
Would you recommend Legalett over water or gel radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?
Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses
How to seal windows from exterior for water and air seal but not vapour seal?
Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses
What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?
Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses
Replacement windows in a double wall envelope house
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous June 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses
Can I put a breathable peel and stick weather (air) barrier on the inside walls and ceiling.
Posted by Anomika Singhn Oct. 1, 2018, 9:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses
Alternative radiant heating systems for slab on grade
Posted by August Wehrmann Feb. 3, 2019, 6:52 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses
Do you have a diagram showing effect of winds on the pressure inside the house? If wind is blowing from the south, is a vacumn created inside the south or north wall of the house?
Posted by Bryan Bargen June 8, 2018, 5:20 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses
for home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?
Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses
How do I find a green builder in my region?
Posted by Marie Isakower July 26, 2018, 8:12 a.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 3 Responses