Home ventilation / Discussions

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

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

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 first step to solving your problem is without a doubt, a con...

Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Do I need ceiling fans if I have an HRV?

...home as well, certanily 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 3 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 Chris George Nov. 14, 2017, 10:53 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 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 Adam Y. Dec. 11, 2017, 1:07 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

How do you deal with a house under negative pressure?

...ventilation in your home, would be to have an HVAC contractor come and look, and likely balance the system. Either way, when you supply air to a room with a clo...

Posted by Connie Taylor April 16, 2020, 1:41 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

I have chronic illness from the air quality of my home, can you help determine if I need to replace the HVAC system?

...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

Can you help trouble shoot my Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home?

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

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

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 loose fill cellulose insulation added decades ag...

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

If a passive house is designed well is it worth the extra cost for Low E window coatings?

...ventilation. Low-E coatings are something we always recommend whether you’re installing double or triple glazed windows . So when you talk about having a Passiv...

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 crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?

I have a crawlspace with 4' concrete walls and a cement floor, insulation between the floor joists and has 3 - vents to the outside. I am thinking of 1" foam b...

Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 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

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...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