Balance / Discussions

How do you deal with a house under negative pressure?

...balanced ventilation in your home, would be to have an HVAC contractor come and look, and likely balance the system. Either way, when you supply air to a room w...

Posted by Connie Taylor April 16, 2020, 1:41 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Are there auto balancing ERV/HRV system?

...balance on a continual basis with factors like doors/windows opening, kitchen exhaust, etc. Has anyone come across a self-balancing unit , seem like this type o...

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

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...balance the excess heating. My understanding was that the unheated water in the tubing would absorb excess heat from the areas of the house that received direct...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Why does interior insulation cause a freeze/thaw cycle- cinder block foundation?

...balance – save some energy with insulation, but also save your wall from damage. And unfortunately finding that ‘sweet spot’ of insulation isn’t necessarily eas...

Posted by P Mci July 5, 2021, 11:17 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...balance temperatures , that can save energy but also mean a more comfortable home for occupants . Thank you for this! Sorry for the delay, I only got the ema...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

How do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...balance indoor air pressure - House air tightness - why balancing air pressure is essential for indoor air quality The air pressure in your house may also b...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses

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

...balance temperatures, which is great during a short power outage to stay warm and it can help you ride out a short heat wave without needed AC. And the trade of...

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

Was the Kenogami House Worth the Cost?

...balance of insulation , it was more an excercise in resilient home design and extreme passive heating . The house is certified LEED Platinum but also meets Pa...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:58 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

What is the process to seal a house using Aero barrier spray?

...balance what is the cost difference? Thanks! Aero barrier is something we would do after we have already done our best at diligently installing an air barrier. ...

Posted by Santiago Pacheco Feb. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

My door lock keeps freezing to the point I can’t open it, any idea why this would happen?

...balanced. If it is pressurizing your house that will exacerbate your door knob problem. Try to keep the humidity below 40%, even aim for the low 30s if you ...

Posted by AJ Nov. 13, 2016, 1:15 p.m. Walls and Roofs 2 Responses

When I use my stove hood I get smoke odours in my home, is that due to negative pressure and how do I fix it?

...balance air pressure in a home Depressurizing a home is a greater concern with newly built and very airtight houses, even with ventilation fans than run at lo...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 12:37 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

I currently heat my house with electric radiators but I find it very unbalanced, some spots are too hot and some too cold. Is there any system I can install th...

Posted by Catharine Jans Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

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

...balance of probability the humidity you're seeing is simply the residual humidity trapped in the wall - as mentioned above in other postings like Khaled's. In t...

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