Exhaust fan / Discussions

Should an HRV to ERV be the primary exhaust for bathrooms?

...fan was loud, so we turned it off at night, and eventually, only turned it on to exhaust in the bathroom. However, even as a bathroom exhaust fan is didnt work ...

Posted by Doris Friesen Dec. 30, 2020, 1:10 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Can you put a fireplace in a hyper sealed plastic wrapped A rated home?

...exhaust fan. Then isn't it the case that they will not suck air out as there is no air to replace it, and won't a fire place be a risk to your health for exampl...

Posted by Kerry Forides Sept. 24, 2020, 2:46 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses

What is your recommendation for an air source heat pump?

...exhaust fans and 1 kitchen exhaust fan. No a/c yet, and I would like to invest in an air to air heat pump. What do you recomend? I live in Hillside beach Manito...

Posted by Martin Dandeneau July 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

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

...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 foam and steel wool in gaps in...

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

Is it smart to lay plastic under a pier and beam cottage and should I close it in?

...exhaust fan with a humidstat control to create some negative pressure? Anytime a wooden building of any kind – a shed, bunkhouse, cottage or anything – is close...

Posted by b port Oct. 31, 2021, 3:19 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do I condition my crawl space with a dirt floor?

...fan it exhaust the air to outside. what should I do? and can the closed cell option work with just the poly or is it not worth it. Thank you !

Posted by Ryan Reichelt Nov. 27, 2020, 12:25 a.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

What is the best choice for me, HRV or ERV?

...exhaust fans such as stove hoods and bathroom fan. We get this question a lot, here is a page that will help you choose - How to choose between an HRV and E...

Posted by John Oakes Jan. 10, 2020, 11:04 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Can you help trouble shoot my Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home?

...fans. They work in pairs, with one unit blowing in while the other blows out. Exhaust air heats the core, and incoming air is warmed by the core, and in order t...

Posted by L Dingwall May 24, 2018, 11:06 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...exhaust fans? (bathroom fan and stove hood) Does your stove hood vent directly outside or does it filter air and blow it straight back at you? I don’t see h...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...exhaust fan may be counter productive? Hi Don, I'm really glad those tips seems to have helped! The heat pump would for sure cut down on your wood consumption, ...

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

How do you install a ground loop for an HRV?

...exhaust direction never change, so what leaves the HRV or ER V is nothing but stale air you are exhausting to the exterior so there is nothing you need to do wi...

Posted by Lee Watt July 10, 2018, 12:43 a.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Should I bother testing for radon in a gutted and uninsulated house?

...fan, or you could do a passive stack and you can always add a fan in the future if levels are still high, but this is of course your call. For a passive stack...

Posted by Luba Sharapan March 27, 2021, 12:04 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

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

...exhaust fan and dehumdifier in the area that has vapour barrier. Before completing the headers with VB I noticed a small area that had some moisture and mould. ...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 42 Responses