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Mechanical systems

Mechanical systems and plumbing are at the heart of a home's operation. We cover heating and air conditioning, ventilation, electrical systems, efficient water management and renewable energy production. Informed decisions on design and product selection can affect comfort, efficiency, durability, operational cost and above all, health for occupants.

What is the best way to do a radiant floor in an off grid house?

Posted by Julien Comtois Oct. 2, 2021, 11:21 a.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Where to find non electric pellet stoves?

Posted by Denise DeStefanis Sept. 30, 2021, 4:04 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

What type of hrv system should I put in a 4 year old home?

Posted by Ellen Murray Zappone Sept. 1, 2021, 4:35 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Is installing a venting skylight to release hot air from my a home a good idea?

Posted by Fred Velsen Aug. 28, 2021, 11:10 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

What is the best indoor lighting solution for a single story cathedral ceiling?

Posted by Marc-Andre Roy June 1, 2021, 8:39 p.m. Lighting 1 Responses

Can I incorporate grey water recycling into my existing home?

Posted by Milo Moreno April 24, 2021, 11:39 p.m. Greywater Recycling 1 Responses

Does Hydroloop filter grey water to the extent it can be aerated?

Posted by Lindsey Hanley April 13, 2021, 9:14 a.m. Greywater Recycling 0 Responses

Do you need ventilation in a cold storage pantry in a high performance house?

Posted by Brad Sullivan April 12, 2021, 1:13 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Can I regulate my heat/ air exchanger?

Posted by Paula Pearcey March 27, 2021, 6:28 a.m. Ventilation 0 Responses

What type of HRV ventilation system should I use?

Posted by Erik Baardsen March 16, 2021, 7:14 p.m. HRV and ERV 0 Responses

Should I get an HRV or an ERV?

Posted by RUPINDER ARORA March 12, 2021, 10:23 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Should I use Tesla Solar Tiles instead of mounted solar panels?

Posted by Philip Benson March 10, 2021, 10:07 p.m. Solar photovoltaic 1 Responses

Can you run plumbing in exterior walls?

Posted by Steve J Feb. 22, 2021, 10:28 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

Where to find Aeratron ceiling fans?

Posted by marlene schaly Feb. 21, 2021, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Are there auto balancing ERV/HRV system?

Posted by Aldoogie Feb. 15, 2021, 3:56 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Wood Burning Stove - Do We Need A Cold Air Vent to Safely Operate?

Posted by Regina Vigil Feb. 15, 2021, 3:11 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses