Home ventilation / Discussions

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

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

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

Has anyone used Lunos Ductless HRVs in Alberta and passed inspection?

...home inspector is looking up if anybody in Alberta has used lunos and passed inspection. We don't know of anyone that has used them in Alberta unfortunately, bu...

Posted by Michelle Dimaano Nov. 4, 2019, 12:41 p.m. HRV and ERV 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

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

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

Does a low radon air reading necessarily = low radon in well water?

Our home was recently tested for radon and is at 33 Bq/m3, which I understand is relatively low and does not require any remediation. Does that necessarily mea...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 4, 2020, 1:45 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 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

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

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