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

...air purifiers really do work, thanks for any advice. Improve the quality of indoor air: In the absence of an HRV, the most effective strategy for ensuring hea...

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

Installing a quartz kitchen counter in a toxic-free way. Can this be done?

I have a medical condition and cannot tolerate any type of scents and mainstream products for building e.g. chalking, paint, glue, etc. . We have picked our qu...

Posted by Jackie kierulf June 27, 2018, 11:08 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Slab-on-grade instead of Pressure treated wood foundation

...indoor air: Clean indoor air quality Removing dust and moisture from homes Choosing safe paints and finishes Formaldehyde-free counter tops Healthy ...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 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?

...air through the furnace chimney, does this make sense and what should I do? Hi, first a couple of questions back to you, does your furnace have an outside air i...

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

hydronic radiant cooling

...air to condense and put you at risk of mould and mildew forming. Even in the appropriate climate it is a fairly complicated system and needs to be carefully d...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Looking to purchase an HRV

...air exchanger that moves 1500 CFM of air from from the outside with temperatures ranging from 0°Fahrenheit 2 an exhaust temperature of at least 55 Hi Jarred, ...

Posted by Jarred Weaver July 29, 2019, 8:55 a.m. HRV and ERV 3 Responses

Do I need ceiling fans if I have an HRV?

I have high ceilings. Will be adding an addition this summer with normal height ceilings and new stairwell to basement. Should I arrange for a ceiling fan in t...

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

Can you also use a vapour retarder paint on the ceiling instead of using a poly vapour barrier?

...quality building tape to ensure the continuity of your air barrier , we had our poly barrier go through the wall assembly and taped it to the exterior air barri...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten June 8, 2019, 3:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...indoor air quality is a top priority for you, we would recommend you opt for the polyethylene foam insulation as it does not emit odors or VOCs. The synthetic r...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

How do you get rid of mould in a bathroom?

There are mould stains (or mold for US readers) on the ceiling of my bathroom, spots about 1 cm in diameter each). I would like to know which non-toxic product...

Posted by Anonymous Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

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

...air quality- some return air/vents were completely blocked off by some not very intelligent homeowners - so air isn't moving properly in home. The electric is...

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

My door lock keeps freezing to the point I can’t open it, any idea why this would happen?

...air change rating I suspect it’s the same thing that is happening with me. Due to warm air rising (the stack effect), air will leak in on the lower levels a...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 13, 2016, 1:15 p.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

High humidity levels and coldness

...air from the basement will rise to the living area , so fix the problem down there and you may fix it upstairs. If you do plan to do further work, we can certai...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...indoor air quality , and will usually pollute less during manufacturing. A green home would be an energy efficient home, so be sure to have a well-insulated bui...

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

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

...airs, with one unit blowing in while the other blows out. Exhaust air heats the core, and incoming air is warmed by the core, and in order to make that happen, ...

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

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

...air, so designing a system has a lot to do with the volume of air in the house, as well as the layout - is it open concept of compartmentalized? Can the space b...

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

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...indoor air quality and responsible material choices etc. All that would apply still in our minds when a house will be left to sit unattended for a winter, so lo...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does the plastic vapor barrier go??

...indoor air quality in a home . Ok Mike, thanks for the great response and suggestions. What I'm getting from this is that I should maybe consider using a double...

Posted by Les Poldark Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses
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