Clean air / Discussions

Can I regulate my heat/ air exchanger?

...clean out our ventilation ducts. Last week a doctor asked me if I had a air exchanger and to check the hoses and see if there is any water in the. I did and the...

Posted by Paula Pearcey March 27, 2021, 6:28 a.m. Ventilation 0 Responses

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

...air duct cleaning service provider if you're looking to get your ducts cleaned before you try cleaning it yourself. This way you'll know the difference and have...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 4 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 1 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...air barriers are extremely important and I should have them. But apparently air barriers won't help solve anything in the basement? If I don't need an air barri...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

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

I am most curious about the effectiveness of the air tube floor heating system. The house is now standing, it is the first house built of our new prefab modula...

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

What is the best heat pump hot water heater for an all electric house?

...Air to air heat pump and heat pump water heater working in tandem As for tankless heaters, they can sometimes be beneficial but they have draw backs, you can ...

Posted by Babak K Aug. 1, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What is a pet proof, safe and durable wood floor sealer?

...clean. Very hard to get floor clean now. I need to refinish all and also replace some boards from water damage. Want to have a super durable and safe sealor, pr...

Posted by Gail Hagopian Oct. 13, 2020, 11:53 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

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

...Air Quality in Homes As for air purifiers, they don't always work as well as people hope. The way they operate is quite simple; air is drawn in and passes thr...

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

Can you jack up a cottage and build a slab on grade underneath it?

...clean crushed stone and compact it, then install all the foam forms and insulation. The company that provides engineered raft slab on grade kits with air heated...

Posted by William Rae June 6, 2021, 12:23 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 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

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

Our 20 year old Venmar air exchange machine broke

...aired, and if not you may need to purchas a new one. Air exchangers (and their filters) are important not just to remove airborne particles or aerosols such a...

Posted by Julie Levy Sept. 3, 2021, 3:22 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

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

...airly confident the air barrier continuity can be maintained but when the stove is not in use it would represent a significant heat loss. We talk a lot about ai...

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

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 Choosing eco-friendly sustainable counter tops ...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 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 4 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