Air / Discussions

Is hydronic slab heat appropriate in a super insulated home?

...air HRV with integrated hydronic heat loop, essentially an improved forced air heating system. My concern is that the slab will be uncomfortable to bare feet (a...

Posted by Andrew Wright Feb. 3, 2021, 3:26 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

How do you make an airtight house envelope?

...airtightness levels, you can see a video of it here – How to install air barriers properly to make a house airtight – DIY video As for ERVs, installing a hi...

Posted by Valeriy Kraydman Dec. 1, 2020, 2:52 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...air barrier. If you don’t have a proper air barrier and you are removing all the insulation, then that is really the perfect opportunity to lay one down. Air ...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...air tubes heated with air solar panels Installing a hydronic radiant floor system in a slab-on-grade floor The air heated floor may be an option worth explo...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

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

...air temperature gets. Mitsubishi has an infrared tracking feature that we like as it points conditioned air at users, that can add a certain amount of comfort...

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

How can I heat a bedroom above a garage?

...air duct blowing warm air under the room but parts are very cold in the winter. As we renovate our basement I'm wondering whether we replace the existing system...

Posted by Steve Dulmage April 30, 2020, 9:18 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

How do you do Radon mitigation when with insulating and ventilating a crawlspace?

...air tight) and put in a 6" PVC exhaust pipe with an inline exhaust fan to the outside. I'm waiting for the results of a second radon test. I used canned spray...

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 17, 2021, 3:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

We are looking to build a slab on grade, do we need radiant heat?

...air heated radiant floors or hydronic stands out as clearly cheaper to install or operate than the other, the advantages to an air heated floor is a more even d...

Posted by Scott Self Sept. 21, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...air panels feeding air tubes in the slab floor. Solar air heating panels are a lot less hassle and risk than solar water heating panels, and a lot more affordab...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...air barrier. If you do add new plywood sheathing, you could just tape the joints and it will act as your air barrier Read all about how to insulate exterior w...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

We are renovating a house, and moving in fairly soon. We live in Southern California, and I want to avoid toxic materials, particularly in the bedrooms. Can't ...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?

...air tightess and insulative qualities I need for passive house standards. I'm finding this aspect the hardest. Any suggestions or referrals would be greatly app...

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Can you help trouble shoot my Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home?

...airs, with one unit blowing in while the other blows out. Exhaust air heats the core, and incoming air is warmed by the core, and in order to make that happen, ...

Posted by L Dingwall May 24, 2018, 11:06 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Can I reclaim old triple slider windows?

...air source / air to air heat pump . But tell me more if you would about those EPS shutters, that could be good or it could be a problem, and we’re happy to work...

Posted by Keanan Toews Jan. 20, 2019, 1:01 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...air tested and it showed high levels of radon? Here by the way are all our page all about mitigation – Testing for radon gas in homes and radon mitigation tec...

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

How much for a 1200 square foot house will it cost me to finish the slab

...air heated floors and you can contact them through there. If that's not what you mean let us know but I can't think of any other system you'd be referring to. ...

Posted by Walter Hale Oct. 1, 2020, 7:20 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

...air space so the exterior of the wall can dry. Here is our how to install siding properly video , and another on how to install a weather barrier . And read her...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

With a raised house how should I insulate underneath?

...air flows freely underneath then I don’t think you’ll really need the 6-mil poly unless you close it in. What climate zone are you in (or nearest city), and are...

Posted by Kevin Marmillion Feb. 1, 2021, 11:43 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses