Ducts / Discussions

What is the best way to insulate a crawl space?

...ducts set up to blow heat down there. I will install insulation over the water supply lines with heat tape, nothing over the drains or pee traps. The walls in t...

Posted by Murray Kipp Sept. 17, 2021, 7:35 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What are the HRV or ERV options for 40-yr 2-storey 2000 sq ft home?

The local ventilation consultants wish to install a second ducting system, in addition to the returns and ducts for a electric-wood forced hot air system For...

Posted by T Newell July 17, 2020, 1:59 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Can I regulate my heat/ air exchanger?

...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 they have been dry as a bone ...

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

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...ducts), but I imagine there are lots of pipes from previous hot water radiator system. Embarking on major renovations. How would you approach the heating/cool...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Should you keep duct work out of the attic?

...ducts through a hot attic will be a completely unnecessary loss of energy as well. What climate zone are you building in? and are you doing renovations or is th...

Posted by Frank Liu July 23, 2020, 8:53 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

How do you deal with a house under negative pressure?

...ducts cleaned, or perhaps you need to replace air filters in your heating or ventilation system (read more here) . There must be a source of the dust, we would ...

Posted by Connie Taylor April 16, 2020, 1:41 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

What should I be looking for in a heat recovery ventilator?

...ducts are not easy calculations to make, so this is best left to licenced HVAC installers. All too often a DIY ventilation job or one done by an overly-confiden...

Posted by Adam Y. Dec. 11, 2017, 1:07 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

What type of hrv system should I put in a 4 year old home?

...ducts the length of the house at least without any demolition or having to build bulkheads. You will still need to run it to upper floors (unless you have a bun...

Posted by Ellen Murray Zappone Sept. 1, 2021, 4:35 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

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

...ducts were "cleaned" but still full of dirt afterwards. You may want to check for some references on how air ducts should look like before and after being clean...

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

Lunos HRV - where can I buy them and get advice?

...ducts, all you need to provide to unit is a low voltage wire, see more here - Lunos Ductless Air Exchanger DIY installation video We have two such products ...

Posted by martin tierney Nov. 16, 2019, 4:57 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Why insulate the walls rather than the floor joists in a crawlspace?

...ducts set up to blow heat down there,, I will install insulation over the water supply lines with heat tape, nothing over the drains or pee traps. the walls in ...

Posted by Ron Monk June 2, 2021, 9:31 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

Could a ductless heat recovery ventilator be used for radon mitigation?

...ducts, so by all means have one installed and maybe that will bring levels to a point you are comfortable with. If not, Sub-slab depressurization is often very ...

Posted by Jim B Feb. 20, 2021, 4:40 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...ducts around your house, which you would probably need to do with a gas furnace. Radiant heat provides a lot of thermal comfort in a home, and given that you ...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

How do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...ducts around your house I would suggest looking at ductless ERVs as they don’t require a lot of demolition to install compared to the work you’d need to do to i...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...ducts, short of reading the always rosy manufacturer's claims. I am usually leary of "all-in-one" products but these seem like they could be the real deal. Alth...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses