Gas / Discussions

Should I test my home for radon gas?

...gas in homes Mitigating radon gas in water My question was- is it best to check for radon AFTER tightening the home, rather than before, if one is going to ...

Posted by Mary Anne S March 5, 2019, 7:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 4 Responses

How do know if I have a gas leak ? It's a ventless heater

...gas leak. I can't help you with how to go about it, its a matter of personal safety. Gas leaks will smell like rotten eggs, which comes from an additive put int...

Posted by Margherita Sewell Jan. 29, 2021, 4:59 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...gas furnace (I have gas to the house since my wife wanted a gas stove, a gas fire place and a gas barbque), or a natural gas boiler/electric furnace option (for...

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

How could I convert my hydronic gas heated floors to electric heated floors?

...gas as fuel. $400/ mth is killing me. Help, i have been told it can't be done . If you’re looking to convert your radiant floor from a gas-powered boiler to an ...

Posted by Betty Potter-Collins June 7, 2020, 8:20 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is the payout for converting from gas heat to electric heat?

...gas, and certainly more so than heating with oil , though sometimes the cost of electric heat is higher. Which province are you in, and do you already have elec...

Posted by Fred Beaulac Jan. 24, 2020, 10:38 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

How do you lower high radon levels in a basement?

...gas from basements and crawl spaces There are some specific radon gas mitigation techniques for existing homes that are performed by processionals that specia...

Posted by Uma Parekh May 22, 2020, 11:54 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

...gas in basements , have you ever tested for radon gas and are you in a high risk area? My description was correct and quite understandable. To stop ground water...

Posted by gary taube Dec. 11, 2019, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

I own my detached home in Vancouver. We have a natural gas boiler that heats water for hot water uses and the water that flows through floor pipes providing ra...

Posted by Jennifer Smith March 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Is it worth investing in triple-pane windows?

...gas filled windows. The gas will dissipate through the glass over time, so after a number of years they will be reduced to just having air between the panes, bu...

Posted by K.P. July 8, 2017, 12:39 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...gas into homes? I have strong sensitivities to chemicals and its been hard to keep the air quality of my new build, so I don’t want to mess up on something smal...

Posted by Cooper Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...gas. The problem may have less to do with the source of heat, but the rate of heat loss through the building envelope – specifically the walls and windows. This...

Posted by Catharine Jans Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...gas in homes, so see our pages on mitigating radon gas in basements , including how to remove radon gas from well water , in case you dig a well in the future. ...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 2 Responses

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

...gas In floor Radiant heat. With the most updated energy codes. We are just looking for the best air exchange system. Thanks, John How to choose between an HRV a...

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

What is the best brand for ductless mini-split HVAC system?

...gas forced air heating system with electric ductless mini split system as I'm undergoing a remodel of my home and making all appliances electric. 1) Is this a g...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 11:22 p.m. Heating and cooling 2 Responses

How do you insulate an attic in Victorian House in Massachusetts?

...gas toxic gases, according to reports. I don’t want to take a chance destroying my house with this kind of spray foam. So what to do? Are there spray foams th...

Posted by dan sagalyn Dec. 5, 2020, 11:30 p.m. 0 Responses

Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?

...gas fuelled water heater and water or gel radiant floor heating, or the air system that Legalett uses. I am also wondering how much rebar should be in a slab on...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Do I need to spray foam the ceiling of my crawl space to help winterize it?

...gas emissions of spray foam, so if you go that route I would pitch you the idea of choosing a spray foam with blowing agents that reduce greenhouse gas emission...

Posted by Sheilagh Thompson Jan. 21, 2021, 1:48 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you build an air heated concrete slab?

...gas or electric heating. The plan is to prevent the sun entering in the summer and allow it to shine in in the winter. I estimate sun would begin entering about...

Posted by Matt Wisniewski Dec. 27, 2020, 6:27 p.m. Passive solar home design 0 Responses