Home ventilation / Discussions

What are your thoughts about incorporating natural ventilation techniques into the heating/cooling/ventilation design of a house?

...ventilation (stack effect, night flushing, cross ventilation) along with mechanical ventilation (HRV or ERV) for a mixed mode ventilation strategy? Is there m...

Posted by dean c Jan. 18, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Is there a small ventilation HRV/ERV for a camper van?

...ventilation system as it's a quicker and more economical way of ventilating Tiny Homes, and so many we see for sale have nothing! They're also great for problem...

Posted by Ron Timmins June 6, 2020, 8:05 a.m. Tiny house 5 Responses

How to fix condensation on ceilings?

...home) and we notice condensation on the ceilings. The house also had plywood soffits with minimal ventilation. After investigating, we discovered that the attic...

Posted by Jessica Sadler Nov. 13, 2019, 11:48 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

Can you recommend consultant for hire to optimize tiny home build?

...home and make it as efficient as possible. So we'd like to hire a consultant to optimize passive solar, ventilation, and other aspects. Do you have a list of re...

Posted by Felicia Hobert July 20, 2020, 5:39 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

Do you need ventilation in a cold storage pantry in a high performance house?

...ventilation, since the internet does not touch on the concept of cold-rooms in high performance homes. Thanks, Brad I am also curious to see the response fr...

Posted by Brad Sullivan April 12, 2021, 1:13 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

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

...home? There are lots of articles explaining the importance of balanced ventilation in tight homes, seems like air quality could/should be improved in older leak...

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

Can I regulate my heat/ air exchanger?

Every wnter I get very sick. I threw out all my flowers and tore up carpet in out rec room and had them come in and professionally clean out our ventilation du...

Posted by Paula Pearcey March 27, 2021, 6:28 a.m. Ventilation 0 Responses

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

...home is a great source of tips and info for older home maintenance! The cheapest and more effective way to remove humidity from a basement is without a doubt, a...

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

What should I be looking for in a heat recovery ventilator?

...home as well as proper placement of ducts are not easy calculations to make, so this is best left to licenced HVAC installers. All too often a DIY ventilation j...

Posted by Adam Y. Dec. 11, 2017, 1:07 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Do you need an HRV or ERV in a 68 year old home?

I have a 68 year old house with brick exterior walls and plaster interior walls. I'm assuming the insulation is rock wool with paper. My house can get dry in t...

Posted by Gary Szymkowski Nov. 1, 2020, 10:11 a.m. Ventilation 0 Responses

Should you keep duct work out of the attic?

...Homes should be airtight and have a suitable amount of insulation for the climate zone where they are built whether the roof is vented or unvented. read more he...

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

What are the HRV or ERV options for 40-yr 2-storey 2000 sq ft home?

...ventilation solution for older homes than gutting it to run ducts. Ductless wall insert ERVs for renovations and new home builds This system works in pairs,...

Posted by T Newell July 17, 2020, 1:59 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

How do you solve high humidity issues in a home?

...home built in the 1950's. Over time, the home was remodled. The remodle resulted in 1 AC/Furnace unit for the basement/main level and a 2nd AC/Furnance for the ...

Posted by Megan McIntosh Jan. 6, 2021, 2:18 p.m. Ventilation 0 Responses

When I use my stove hood I get smoke odours in my home, is that due to negative pressure and how do I fix it?

...home Depressurizing a home is a greater concern with newly built and very airtight houses, even with ventilation fans than run at lower CFM rates. First check...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 12:37 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Do I need ceiling fans if I have an HRV?

...home as well, certainly if it can be done during other renovations without great effort. An HRV does not provide the same amount of circulation as a ceiling fan...

Posted by S McIntyre April 2, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Where can I buy an HRV in New York State?

...ventilation system would depend a lot on your climate zone. First I would recommend you look over this article about choosing between an HRV and ERV to see whic...

Posted by Jarred Weaver July 29, 2019, 8:55 a.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

What type of hrv system should I put in a 4 year old home?

...ventilation system after a home has already been built, is that you need to run duct work, and you can no longer do it easily within framed walls, ceilings and ...

Posted by Ellen Murray Zappone Sept. 1, 2021, 4:35 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What type of HRV ventilation system should I use?

So I have a 7 1/2 ton unit I am installing in a commercial doctors office they have a surgery room that needs 20 cycles of fresh air per hour what type of reco...

Posted by Erik Baardsen March 16, 2021, 7:14 p.m. HRV and ERV 0 Responses