Fireplace / Discussions

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

I have an unused fireplace that feeds a lot of cold into the house so I would like to insulate and shut it. How can I do that in way where I may be able to use...

Posted by Gord Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses

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

I want to build a rocket stove, thermal mass couch in my new passive solar home. if I have A hyper sealed, plastic wrapped A rated home and a fireplace or even...

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

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

...fireplace rules, we already have a fireplace (looking into insert options) and haven't used it because of the rules. One follow up question I have for you - i...

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

We want to build a solarium in Ontario, what do you think of heating it with a radiant floor and wood stove?

...fireplace and I like the idea of eco friendly radiate heating as we are located in Ontario. QUESTION: Is this idea even possible to add to an existing build a...

Posted by Deanna Zavattin-Tortolo Feb. 18, 2020, 10:51 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

How do we find a designer for our new build?

...fireplace Spiral staircase to second floor if necessary for minimal space. (Ladder as other solution, if there is a toilet & sink on second floor) Approx. 340 s...

Posted by Tim Blais Feb. 15, 2021, 8:40 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

What type and how to install an insulated metal flue pipe ,through a tiled roof?

...fireplace through the roof is a job that should be done by professionals only. I say this for two reasons – safety of course, to make sure there is no fire risk...

Posted by david joseph July 25, 2020, 7:10 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...fireplace is essential for efficient & clean use (read more here) , as is choosing the right type of firewood for maximum heat (read more here) - both pages fro...

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

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

...fireplaces and stoves need a supply of air for good combustion (which also minimizes the risk of producing carbon monoxide). A fresh air supply for a wood stove...

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

Should I use an air source heat pump in a Passive House?

...Fireplace Heat pumps - what they are and how they work

Posted by Iain cunningham March 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses