Bedroom / Discussions

How can I heat a bedroom above a garage?

...bedroom (25'x10') that sits above a garage. It was built with one forced air duct blowing warm air under the room but parts are very cold in the winter. As we r...

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

How do you deal with a house under negative pressure?

...bedroom door is closed the rest of the house is under negative pressure. The master bedroom is under positive pressure to the point that it pushes air into plum...

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

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

...bedroom so appearance isn't that important (I'll shut the door when guests are over). Do you feel actual ‘drafts’, meaning air leakage through or around the win...

Posted by Teresa Cunningham Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best septic system if we plan on using the hydraloop

...bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms, kitchen sink, dishwasher,laundry sink and washing machine cottage and possibly, with the approval of the township, several other 3 bedro...

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

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

...bedroom and ensuing plumbing needs to be installed in this crawl space. Also we are trying to make it an all season cottage so a fully heated floor would be ide...

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

How do I stop a leak from my attic?

...bedrooms that are leaking. The other area, which is a bedroom and closet corner does not experience humidification. My thinking is .. not ice damming. Continu...

Posted by Markus Duess Feb. 11, 2019, 12:42 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...bedroom bungalow or rancher (just under 1400 sqft) that we would keep, essentially forever. We are both few years away from retirement. Once we build the hous...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...bedroom located on the other side of the inner wall of the brick chimney. Filling the chimney with insulation should better address the cold wall of that bedroo...

Posted by Gord Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses

Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?

...bedroom home (or three and storage room).

Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is the best type of home heating system?

...bedroom just to be sure. That way I get air conditioning out of the deal too. This to me would be the greenest, cheapest and most sensible heating system. You...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...bedroom and bathroom at the back. I don’t want to steer you away from energy modelling, but at a cursory glance here are some thoughts – Your slab insulatio...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

I have chronic illness from the air quality of my home, can you help determine if I need to replace the HVAC system?

...bedroom switch off at night. The rest aside from attic remediation is sorted so we are getting there....thanks for your input ;)

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses