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Has anyone used Lunos Ductless HRVs in Alberta and passed inspection?

...Alberta has used lunos and passed inspection. We don't know of anyone that has used them in Alberta unfortunately. Whether or not they get approved seems to be ...

Posted by Michelle Dimaano Nov. 4, 2019, 12:41 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

...Alberta. Hey Rebekah, I think effectively you answered your own question when you said to put a layer of continuous insulation on the outside then put new sidin...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

...Alberta so temps range from -35 C to +35 C. Converting a cottage to a 4-season home is not an easy feat, particularly in less-than-balmy Alberta, but it of cour...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...Alberta and will be replacing my exterior vinyl siding with wood, I also want to add insulation at the same time. It's a 2x4 wall with pink insulation and a vap...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses

Is There a Difference Between an Air Barrier and vapor barrier?

...Alberta. My low slope roof doesn't leak, however about once a year in the spring when we have a big temperature increase, I get water dripping from my interior ...

Posted by Sherri Mccormick Aug. 17, 2018, 3:24 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Can you help with passive solar greenhouse exterior wall details?

...Alberta - will attempt to use the greenhouse early March to late October. Have had -30c in early March. Thanks for any opinions offered. Rick To build a pas...

Posted by Rick Carter Aug. 11, 2020, 8:06 a.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

Could we use a raft slab with ICF walls on a sloped site?

...Alberta. Because of the sloping grade, footers below frost would require a number of different depths to stay 4+ feet below grade. I would use ICFs in lieu of t...

Posted by Paul Fischer Sept. 15, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the best exterior rigid foam insulation for under a deck?

...Alberta and bought a house built in 2007. I noticed this past winter when I started renovating my basement that the rim joists were poorly insulated and we're d...

Posted by Andrew Cherubini March 21, 2021, 9:02 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

...Alberta. My house is a 1940s bungalow with a second storey added in 1988. We are replacing the vinyl siding with Hardie Board, and want to improve the insulatio...

Posted by Joan Lawrence July 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...Alberta that year. Features include ICF walls basement to roof, infloor heating in basement, geothermal heating (closed loop, 6 wells 200 ft deep), triple E arg...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Can I purchase a prefab Eco Home kit house for land in Ottawa or Edmonton?

Hi Im looking in buying a house or land in Ottawa or Edmonton, even a bit outside the city. I’m interested in the pre-fab LEED concept. Are there restriction...

Posted by Ismael Rumzan March 29, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Should our HRV keep our humidity lower than 40%, even in the cold months?

...Alberta which is 7A. Perhaps we should just get a dehumidifier? I Just looked at some Edmonton charts, it says December, January and February are the most humid...

Posted by Kim Clement Feb. 8, 2021, 5:43 p.m. Ventilation 5 Responses

What are the options for adding Exterior Roof Insulation?

...Alberta (I think zone 7A). Pretty sure it is fibreglass batt in the scissor truss, and it will be well done based on having pulled back a few things here and th...

Posted by Marlo Raynolds Aug. 29, 2020, 9:19 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

Will spray foam on basement walls prevent condensation?

...Alberta Canada. thanks for your time Mike Scott It doesn't sound to me like the weeping tile or a high water table is the problem at all, it would be the va...

Posted by Michael Scott April 12, 2021, 9:17 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...Alberta winters? OR: I have read the article on spray foam -- and the negative offgassing possibilities, but maybe instead of painting sealant on inside walls...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 30 Responses