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Do I need ceiling fans if I have an HRV?

...home as well, certaily 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

Looking to purchase an HRV

...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 3 Responses

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

...homes if it is near living areas Motor efficiency Warranty Calculating the fresh air requirements of a home as well as proper placement of ducts are not...

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

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

...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 radiant heating. The ...

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

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

...home is to avoid introducing pollutants in the first place. This means, among other things, avoiding furniture and other articles made of MDF (medium density fi...

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

How do I find a green builder in my region?

...homes they construct, ask them a few basic questions to weed them out – Do you build high performance / energy efficient homes? Do you build airtight homes?...

Posted by Marie Isakower July 26, 2018, 8:12 a.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 3 Responses

I have the Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home and I need help.

The LED light came on indicating a filter change, though my builder told me that was optional. Do I need a new filter or can I wash and reuse the existing one?...

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

HVAC replacement for old home? Chronic illness (air quality) being key importance...

...homeowners - so air isn't moving properly in home. The electric isn't grounded (tech North America's electrical grounding isn't grounded properly anyway (need...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 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?

...ventilation fans, that deficit will need to be made up somehow. Air will enter through doors, windows and leaks in the walls. That would be the case with a home...

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

Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?

...home has a higher relative humidity (RH). If you don’t have an air exchanger yet that is likely part of the problem, as moisture you generate in the home (thr...

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

If a passive house is designed well is it worth the extra cost for Low E (High solar gain) coatings?

...ventilation. Hi Joe, Low-E coatings are something we always recommend whether you’re installing double or triple glazed windows. So when you talk about havi...

Posted by Joe Van Kuren June 7, 2019, 8:37 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...home , and hemp is a natural and non-toxic insulation material that will protect the air quality in your home. We will have an order page coming soon, but for t...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

We live in an old 2x4 wall home that I’m told by the previous owners originally had no insulation, then it had cellulose added decades ago, but the cellulose h...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Metal roof assembly

...home about in terms of energy efficiency - to think of it in its true essence, it is the defining point of the worst performing house that you are legally allow...

Posted by Kim jarrett July 12, 2019, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses

Foam board insulation in basement

...Homes Preventing Mold when you Insulate your Basement Building Better Basements: Bow to Insulate your Basement Properly Hi Mike, thank you for...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...home. I definitely want a hydronic in floor heat system, along with a heat pump. With the absence of central ductwork, where do I put the ERV? Would it make sen...

Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses

When you want water to drain out of a house

...home Passive House certified (PH) with a basement that has poor drainage and no sump pump and find your basement ruined by a minor flood, but if you built a sla...

Posted by Wendy Tsao May 7, 2018, 12:46 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation?

...home had monthly savings over the code built house while the super insulated house cost more per month due to the added up front building cost. I'd like to aim ...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses
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