Healthy homes / Discussions

Are air purifiers a good option for keeping my apartment air cleaner?

...Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Homes As for air purifiers, they don't always work as well as people hope. The way they operate is quite simple; air is drawn in...

Posted by Chris George Nov. 14, 2017, 10:53 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

What is the cost per square foot to build 1600 square feet on one floor?

...healthy and durable house affordably wherever you are, here are a few pages that an help - Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget Are b...

Posted by Steven Kohl April 20, 2021, 9:43 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

how do I get a free quote for the EcoHabitat S 1600 for Ontario?

in southern ontario If you go onto pages of any individual models of prefab kit houses for sale and in your case the S1600 , you will see a tab to request a qu...

Posted by sheila miller July 10, 2020, 10:12 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Hello EcoHome I was wondering, do you offer your home kits to Massachusetts?

...homes. They look very modern. I have lots of questions on delivery fees and who puts it on the foundation. What stage of completion does the kit come in? Does i...

Posted by Kimberly Luce July 23, 2020, 7:26 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

Are your prefab kit homes available in Central Florida?

...homes by spring 2022. And in terms of making them hurricane proof, designing and building homes to meet the challenges of their specific climate conditions is a...

Posted by Johali Mathews Sept. 6, 2021, 3:40 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

Good morning, I bought an older house (built 1965) in September 2018 and shortly after moving in (mid October), I was experiencing extreme joint pains. Stran...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

What is the best material to build kitchen cabinets with?

...healthy and durable building products. For kitchens our preference would be to use plywood for the entire kitchen not just the doors and facing. Particle board ...

Posted by Rebecca Lisle Naugher Sept. 19, 2021, 2:28 p.m. Kitchens 5 Responses

How do you lower high radon levels in a basement?

...homes that are performed by processionals that specialize in it, which can often mean sub-slab depressurization. I would search radon mitigation, or radon remov...

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

Are there non-toxic quartz kitchen counters?

...Homes Engineered stone is a composite material made of crushed stone bound together by an polymer resin. Some versions use cement mix as the binder. Marble an...

Posted by Jackie kierulf June 27, 2018, 11:08 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 2 Responses

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

...homes as it is a significant health risk if levels are elevated. For sure you will not get accurate reading a gutted house, but presumably you aren’t leaving it...

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

Should you seal all rods and penetrations for a radon barrier?

...homes and have an effective radon barrier, you would need to seal all holes protruding through the radon barrier or membrane. And by that, please know I mean ‘d...

Posted by D H Dec. 25, 2020, 9:08 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

...homes Choosing safe paints and finishes Choosing eco-friendly sustainable counter tops Healthy home cleaning products

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do you lower winter indoor humidity in a home in Guelph, ON?

Our winter house humidity here in Guelph, ON is between 30 - 40 % RH. We have awhole house dehumidifier. in 2020 we had new doors installed. When it hits -10 o...

Posted by Gary Luck May 26, 2021, 3:01 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Can foam boards cause a chemical reaction?

...homes . If you’re experiencing adverse reactions to some building products then you may experience the same with others. Natural and safe building products - ...

Posted by Joel Clipsham Sept. 30, 2021, 7:17 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Do we have the option to build to meet the reqs. of the Living Building Challenge?

...homes , but we have yet to take the Living Building Challenge . We would be quite happy to work with you to meet those objectives, that would be a great feature...

Posted by Lydia Singh Jan. 8, 2020, 1:30 a.m. Green building certifications 4 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...Homes Preventing mold when you insulate your basement Marmoleum : A healthy and non-toxic green flooring product The Difference Between an HRV...

Posted by Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

What type of insulation should I use ?

...homes . From the concerns you list off of fire, moisture control, high R value and low VOCs I think your best bet would probably be to go with a Rockwool minera...

Posted by Dawn Wood Feb. 5, 2021, 12:02 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best material for flooring?

...healthy, durable and beautiful floors Some of the things you want to consider of course start with aesthetics so that you will actually like your floor, other...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:09 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses