Cold air / Discussions

Wood Burning Stove - Do We Need A Cold Air Vent to Safely Operate?

...cold inside without running the EST heater. We have a 3 foot crawl space that spans the entire sq footage of the house. Q: do we need to have a cold air vent in...

Posted by Regina Vigil Feb. 15, 2021, 3:11 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses

How can I insulate an interior back wall that is NOW an exterior back wall?

...cold air. I need to insulate the building. When renovating exterior walls you need to observe the normal practices for wall assemblies or ‘control layers’, mean...

Posted by Sabrina Ross Sept. 21, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...air that causes food spoilage, but high humidity. By introducing outside air, there is the risk of greater temperature fluctations because the above ground air ...

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

Why is there condensation above ground on an interior basement wall?

...cold air. What can we do...help! Concrete is a known heatsink. It will be hold heat for a longer period but will also hold cold too as the seasons change. Exter...

Posted by Barb Daluisio Jan. 12, 2021, 1:26 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Do you need an HRV or ERV in a 68 year old home?

...cold spell and I am going to install a humidifier. I have a merv16 air filter installed. Do I need an HRV or ERV ? Do you think this house would have sufficient...

Posted by Gary Szymkowski Nov. 1, 2020, 10:11 a.m. Ventilation 0 Responses

Where can I find a professional to remove mold from a basement?

...cold and damp basement that has developed a mold problem? Dehumidifier, air exchanger, or more heat. We don't want to make the wrong and expensive choice! Is th...

Posted by Lorna Fraser Oct. 29, 2021, 8:06 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How can I heat a bedroom above a garage?

...air duct blowing warm air under the room but parts are very cold in the winter. As we renovate our basement I'm wondering whether we replace the existing system...

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

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

...air system to heat our second floor as well as provide cooling to both floors in the summer. The forced air would also help maintain air quality in the home yea...

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?

...cold in the winter and in the summer we don't really have to use air conditioning because of the crawl space temperature. It is a wood floor on the other side o...

Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses

How do you do Radon mitigation when with insulating and ventilating a crawlspace?

...air tight) and put in a 6" PVC exhaust pipe with an inline exhaust fan to the outside. I'm waiting for the results of a second radon test. I used canned spray...

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 17, 2021, 3:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?

...cold climate air source heat pump furnace. I am getting confliciting information about temperature control. Is it best to set the ASHP furnace at one temperatur...

Posted by Ryan Peterson May 1, 2018, 11:51 a.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...air space regardless of how you space it, and air spaces are always good to have. But, it is also very important to make it airtight. If you have a Basement wal...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

Why do I have condensation on my ceiling and how do I fix it?

...cold air penetrating at the roof line. Can I solve thiis but reinstalling batts over the stud wall line when I replace my soffit? I plan to open up the entire...

Posted by bruce chambers Nov. 5, 2021, 5:42 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...air barrier. I want to keep mice, bugs, water, and cold air out. I don't really care about having a nice framed drywall wall in the basement, if that doesn't do...

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

What is the best heating system to upgrade a 100 year old building?

...cold! The building has no gas, electrics only and is currently heated with what I think you could call 2 massive industrial hot air blowers, alongside a small n...

Posted by Rachel Codd Oct. 25, 2021, 3:52 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Is it ok to add insulation between joists in a crawl space?

...cold winters. The walls of the crawlspace are insulated and the dirt floor is sealed with a vapor barrior, but my indoor floors felt cold this last winter, maki...

Posted by Cheryl Bottomley May 11, 2020, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

Do the window walls make it cold in winter?

...cold in the winter? That is a great question. Windows are typically the least well insulated part of a home, so yes, they can feel a bit colder, but less so wit...

Posted by Robert Dalgleish Oct. 24, 2021, 1:49 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Can you help with passive solar greenhouse exterior wall details?

...cold climate that can operate for 3 seasons you would need to find a way to store the heat. Insulation, vapour barriers and air barriers are important, but in o...

Posted by Rick Carter Aug. 11, 2020, 8:06 a.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses