Circulation / Discussions

Do you need ventilation in a cold storage pantry in a high performance house?

...circulation, but my builder assures me condensation will not be an issue and that we don't need any ventilation. Presumably airflow is still important for food ...

Posted by Brad Sullivan April 12, 2021, 1:13 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

What are your thoughts about incorporating natural ventilation techniques into the heating/cooling/ventilation design of a house?

...circulation between rooms to take advantage of cross currents and the stack effect, but also lessen noise transmission? A lot of questions, but I could not fi...

Posted by dean c Jan. 18, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Should I be considering 66 or 80 gallon heat pump water heater?

...circulation loop which keeps the source of hot water closer to the fixtures. That will shorten the wait for hot water when you turn on a tap, and help it contin...

Posted by Greg Anderson Dec. 19, 2018, 5:44 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

Do I need ceiling fans if I have an HRV?

...circulation as a ceiling fan does, and without one, warm air will still collect up high; and in the summer a ceiling fan is a quiet and efficient way to provide...

Posted by S McIntyre April 2, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...circulation, most of the remaining heat demand comes from the mini-split heat pump. The house is only powered with electricity and no gas at all (including heat...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 Responses

Can hydronic radiant heating be a complete heating solution for a home?

...circulation and an airtight envelope. The heat pump is a small ductless unit in the living room but pretty much serves the whole house. So is it redundant? We...

Posted by Jeremy Peters Dec. 16, 2019, 1:13 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

Has anyone insulated under a swimming pool?

...circulation. For building a new pool, yes you should put insulation along the sides and underneath. We would recommend high density EPS Rigid foam panels, but...

Posted by Randy Parent May 10, 2021, 8:28 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

Can you use a Lunos E2 HRV System to circulate air between two floors?

Am wanting some fans that work in pairs to circulate air between my basement and main floor. Have a long 1100 sq ft house from the 60s (you know the one). Hopi...

Posted by Richard Kolla May 20, 2020, 1 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

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

...circulation in the form of ceiling fans? And what climate zone are you building in ? Thanks for the response Mike. The cottage will be close to Morin-He...

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

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

...circulation behind the vapor barrier when furnace fan turned on. Isn't the vapor barrier there to stop warm air from inside home reaching cold air in the wall c...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 39 Responses