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 in tiny houses seems to be often overlooked for some reason, though it’s not too surprising to find them absent in a camper fan. How big is your van...

Posted by Ron Timmins June 6, 2020, 8:05 a.m. Tiny house 3 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

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 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

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

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 is the best ERV on the market ?

...home starts with choosing between an HRV and and ERV (Heat Recovery Ventilation and Energy Recovery Ventilation), but it seems you’ve done that. If not, see her...

Posted by Brandon Phelps April 18, 2020, 12:09 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 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

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...home? Does your home have an HRV or ERV? (heat recovery ventilator or energy recovery ventilator) Do you use exhaust fans? (bathroom fan and stove hood) D...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is an HRV or ERV system best in a cold climate?

...home residence. That’s wise thinking to lower energy consumption as much as possible anywhere you can to avoid having to spend too much on solar panels . Passiv...

Posted by Michael Duncan Nov. 14, 2019, 3:53 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

How does a Passive House handle floods?

...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 for a house?

...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

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 home...

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

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...home wraps – which one is best? We also have this page that will top up your understanding, about choosing house sheathing. In here you will learn some of our...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 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