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What to do with two Lunos system with 2 installed on rocket switches that are working?

...Best would be to contact the manufacturer or a distributor maybe that can offer support. Fom what you mention it sounds like you have a good handle on install, ...

Posted by Boot Pendleton July 8, 2020, 4:57 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Should I put foam boards right against my basement wall or leave an air gap?

...best to put it right against the wall. See more here on this page – Why are Basements Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes If you leave an air gap then...

Posted by Elijah Hargett Jan. 9, 2021, 5:31 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 4 Responses

What is the cost of a prefab house kit?

...best way to stay in formed is to Join the Ecohome Network as a free member and you will get a newsletter notice as soon as we have more available. Hope that hel...

Posted by Makiko Goto-Widerman Jan. 15, 2021, 10:50 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...best choice for you; here is our page on choosing between an HRV and ERV The Edelweiss House (where we installed the mini-split heat pump for heating and cool...

Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses

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

...best bet for anyone that wants to try Installing ductless HRV ERV ventilation systems to check with their munipality first to make sure it will pass. Michelle D...

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

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

...Best? And have a look at the Edelweiss House that we built a few years ago, it is a 4 bedroom home (or three and storage room).

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

Do I need CSA Approval to Build and Sell Solar Air Heaters?

...Best regards. https://www.csagroup.org/contact/

Posted by Nathan Mackay Aug. 7, 2018, 8:26 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

How do you insulate concrete basement walls and avoid mould?

...best place to put vapor protection is right against the concrete, and if there is none at all, at least don’t put any vapor barrier inside, let the moisture esc...

Posted by William Hunter Feb. 22, 2021, 11:40 a.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Should I replace my skylights with solar tubes?

...best do something more significant about it, either find and fix where it’s leaking, replace it with a lightwell, or cover it altogether. Switching to a lightwe...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Nov. 30, 2018, 9:32 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Do I need to spray foam the ceiling of my crawl space to help winterize it?

...Best is always to insulate the outside of foundations so you keep the wall warm but we realize that isn’t always a viable option. Just putting it out there. ...

Posted by Sheilagh Thompson Jan. 21, 2021, 1:48 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grade floor forms work?

...best part is, it will likely be a better build. Meaning - structurally stronger, less susceptible to differential settlement and cracking than a traditional foo...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Is there any risk to a concrete foundation from adding interior insulation?

...best decided on a case by case basis with the condition of your specific foundation. And another question – is it finished? If its not a finished basement, you ...

Posted by Drew Tozer Jan. 5, 2021, 12:57 p.m. Basements improvements 9 Responses

Looking to build a small home as eco as possible, where do we start?

...best place to start would be to go through our Green home building guide starting with the design and planning stage. Fill yourself with as much info as you can...

Posted by Jenn Bisson July 12, 2019, 12:12 p.m. Planning and Design 2 Responses

How do you re-do the insulation on a old cabin from the outside?

...best solution. If that isn’t an option (meaning – if your cabin is so remote you can’t get a spray foam installer) then I would do what you have to do to get a ...

Posted by Raphael Couture Sept. 14, 2020, 8 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Should an HRV to ERV be the primary exhaust for bathrooms?

...best due to the noise level, I would suspect that the reduced hours of operation could be impacting your bathroom humidity level. It can take a while for surfac...

Posted by Doris Friesen Dec. 30, 2020, 1:10 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What is better for a small slab on grade foundation: water (glycol) or electrical radiant heat?

...best radiant floor heat for any particular location depends on a few factors , namely the type of power in your region and the cost. If you are fed by affordabl...

Posted by Mark Dixon July 7, 2020, 2:56 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

For a first time buyer where do you start with renovations?

...Best Practices for Basement Construction and Renovations Windows aren’t always best to replace unless they are really bad, read more here – When to replace wi...

Posted by Joanne Geall Aug. 19, 2020, 3:14 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Should I vent the space between a block wall and vapor barrier?

...best way to manage bulk water buildup on the interior of basement foundation walls if that is a problem you experience. Blocks are very porous so they will ab...

Posted by Nick Santore Oct. 10, 2020, 2:03 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses