Energy saving renovations / Discussions

Should you keep duct work out of the attic?

...energy saving come from, meaning compared to what? Homes should be airtight and have a suitable amount of insulation for the climate zone where they are built w...

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

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...renovations and energy efficient upgrades. Please have a read on a few of these pages, and once you have a better idea of what you want to get done and your b...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Improving the efficiency of a home built in 1978 during renovations, do I need an HRV?

...renovations – The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes Here are our top 10 energy-saving home improvement tips with the greatest r...

Posted by joe cruikshank Feb. 8, 2020, 12:08 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

How do you stop air leaks in an old 1950's house?

...energy I would start with the easy DIY energy efficiency steps, have a look here for ideas - Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips The best way ...

Posted by Don Fraser Sept. 3, 2021, 3:22 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

...Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes For now, assuming a reasonably ‘cold’ climate and also running with the assumption of air leaks , you could do a lot to...

Posted by Teresa Cunningham Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...energy, in fact the less moisture in the air the less energy is required for heating and cooling, so keep it running and don't worry that you are wasting energy...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 30 Responses