Clean air / Discussions

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

...air quality- some return air/vents were completely blocked off by some not very intelligent homeowners - so air isn't moving properly in home. The electric is...

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

Where can I find caulking and adhesives without antimicrobial (biocides) chemicals?

...air and causing respiratory issues, headaches, etc. I do not want to use them in my home. I am looking for linoleum adhesive, wood flooring adhesive, and a ...

Posted by Riki Luri Jan. 10, 2020, 9:55 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 0 Responses

Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?

...air-heated floor, below is a link to an installation video as well as a few other resources on slabs. Legalett Solar Air Heated Slab on Grade installation v...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is the best way to build a slab on grade on bedrock?

...clean stone and then your slab on grade form kit. You have other option to raft construction.check iso-slab is structural insulated slab kit,cheaper and easi...

Posted by peter owen Oct. 31, 2019, 3:33 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Are air purifiers a good option for keeping my apartment air cleaner?

...clean to limit debris from becoming airborne. Choosing an air purifier: Air purifiers are available at relatively low cost, but as is always the case, you g...

Posted by Chris George Nov. 14, 2017, 10:53 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Are there any updates on the progress of the second demonstration house?

...air tube floor heating system. The house is still under construction and not expected to be finished for a couple more months. There have been Legalett air-heat...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 7:58 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...clean air during home renovations

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

...air barrier continuity can be maintained but when the stove is not in use it would represent a significant heat loss. We preach a lot about airtightness , air b...

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...clean compactible fill, exactly as you would need to do. You could go with a footing and frost wall, but those can sometimes be trickier to insulate properly....

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

...air: Clean indoor air quality Removing dust and moisture from homes Choosing safe paints and finishes Formaldehyde-free counter tops Healthy home cl...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...airs. Total basement sqft is approx 800. Livable space: 650sqft. My plan for each surface: Concrete Foundation: Durofoam EPS (1.5" or 2"?) +wood stud with...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

How do you get rid of mold in a bathroom?

...clean a large area yourself due to the health risks are too great. You can contact the CMHC for a list of qualified professionals. How to clean mold in small ...

Posted by Sara Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses