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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 septic system if we plan on using the hydraloop

Posted by Genevieve Brunet Sept. 9, 2020, 9:16 p.m. Greywater Recycling 2 Responses

My window drips when I run my air conditioning. What is the fix?

Posted by Sean Sullivan Aug. 27, 2020, 10:36 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 5 Responses

Should you keep duct work out of the attic?

Posted by Frank Liu July 23, 2020, 8:53 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

In Ottawa, are geothermal heat pumps efficient?

Posted by John Ioannou July 20, 2020, 12:19 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What are the HRV or ERV options for 40-yr 2-storey 2000 sq ft home?

Posted by T Newell July 17, 2020, 1:59 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What is the best material for building plumbing?

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 3 Responses

What is the best brand for ductless mini-split HVAC system?

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 11:22 p.m. Heating and cooling 2 Responses

What is the best underfloor insulation type for radiant floor heat?

Posted by David Irwin July 12, 2020, 6:48 a.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

What is your recommendation for an air source heat pump?

Posted by Martin Dandeneau July 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses