Indoor air / Discussions

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

...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 4 Responses

What are the best air-quality solutions for processing cigarette smoke?

...air purifiers, I've had difficulty finding an effective solution for managing my indoor air quality. RGF's Microcon Whole-Home HEPA filter (

Posted by Jordan Hoffman March 18, 2021, 2:37 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 0 Responses

What is safer than OSB for someone with multiple chemical sensitivities?

...indoor air quality consultant to aid me with my builder. Thank you in advance? OSB isn’t considered to be overly toxic, but it is not impossible that you are ex...

Posted by Ian Smith April 27, 2020, 1:01 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

What is the best way to deal with a drop ceiling in a high humidity room?

...air tight" barrier layer into 2x4s (no nails in the air). Suggestions on this approach or other ideas? Much appreciate it as i am homeowner trying to get educat...

Posted by steve Roberts Dec. 24, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

how do I get a free quote for the EcoHabitat S 1600 for Ontario?

in southern ontario If you go onto pages of any individual models of prefab kit houses for sale and in your case the S1600 , you will see a tab to request a qu...

Posted by sheila miller July 10, 2020, 10:12 a.m. Architecture and plan design 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

What is the best indoor lighting solution for a single story cathedral ceiling?

...air barrier was there, this left us ample room for low profile electrical boxes. The double strapping also allows you to run wiring on the exterior of the air b...

Posted by Marc-Andre Roy June 1, 2021, 8:39 p.m. Lighting 1 Responses

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

...Indoor Air Quality in Homes As for air purifiers, they don't always work as well as people hope. The way they operate is quite simple; air is drawn in and pas...

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

Can you put a fireplace in a hyper sealed plastic wrapped A rated home?

...air out as there is no air to replace it, and won't a fire place be a risk to your health for example carbon monoxide poisoning or simply lack of air. will your...

Posted by Kerry Forides Sept. 24, 2020, 2:46 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses

Is it ok to add insulation between joists in a crawl space?

...indoor floors felt cold this last winter, making my whole living space cold. Would it be ok to add insulation between the floor joists? Over or under pipes? I w...

Posted by Cheryl Bottomley May 11, 2020, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

Hello EcoHome I was wondering, do you offer your home kits to Massachusetts?

I am interested in passive/net zero home (prefab/modular). You can see all of our LEED and Passive House ready kit houses on this page here , and yes, they are...

Posted by Kimberly Luce July 23, 2020, 7:26 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

Should you seal all rods and penetrations for a radon barrier?

...air levels tested and found it to be high? There are different ways to deal with radon in basements, depending on whether it's finished or not. High levels of...

Posted by D H Dec. 25, 2020, 9:08 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...airtight home really should have an air exchanger to protect indoor air quality . Don't count on air purifiers to do much about indoor air quality , they aren’t...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses

Can foam boards cause a chemical reaction?

...indoor air quality in homes

Posted by Joel Clipsham Sept. 30, 2021, 7:17 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How do you lower high radon levels in a basement?

I have a house to sell, I already have contract. we stayed 13 years in that home with full finished basement. In Radon test result is 7.5pCi/L . What should we...

Posted by Uma Parekh May 22, 2020, 11:54 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 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 Cooper Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

Spray Foam for basements, which of the different types are best environmentally?

...indoor air quality as you were hoping for. There are some things that simply can’t be avoided that are definitely worth thinking about though, and that is tha...

Posted by Rose Adams Jan. 9, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

How do you lower winter indoor humidity in a home in Guelph, ON?

...indoor Relative Humidity levels of around 30-40% in general , that's a good level for the house but also good for occupants. And Guelph Ontario is actually A pr...

Posted by Gary Luck May 26, 2021, 3:01 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses