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 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

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

Are there non-toxic quartz kitchen counters?

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 2 Responses

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

...indoor air: Clean indoor air quality Removing dust and moisture from homes Choosing safe paints and finishes Choosing eco-friendly sustainable counter...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 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 you use a vapour retarder paint on the ceiling instead of using a poly vapour barrier?

...air barrier , we had our poly barrier go through the wall assembly and taped it to the exterior air barrier membrane. That would be a solution for new builds,...

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

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

...Air Exchangers , some had no problem and some were refused. I think the best bet for anyone that wants to try Installing ductless HRV ERV ventilation systems to...

Posted by Michelle Dimaano Nov. 4, 2019, 12:41 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Is it possible to connect greenhouse with the building?

...indoor air quality. We have a free video series in our building guide that covers the construction of a super efficient demonstration house from start to finish...

Posted by Julia Jedrys March 31, 2020, 6:47 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...indoor air quality in a home , but below are a few pages in particular that may help. If you are looking for non-toxic cabinetry materials for shelving, we re...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

How do I create a complete air barrier using a vapour retarding primer?

...air leakage. What it can be used for is to stop moisture diffusion, which means preventing the moisture in the indoor air from being absorbed into the drywall a...

Posted by Mihai Wilson May 3, 2018, 10:15 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...air or water of your home, addressing that would be my number one air quality priority. And further to your woodstove comment, one that pulls air from the house...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 4, 2020, 1:45 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 5 Responses

Do I need ceiling fans if I have an HRV?

I have high ceilings and I will be adding an addition this summer with normal height ceilings and a new stairwell to the basement. Should I arrange for a ceili...

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

Where can I find Natural Interior Paint?

We required natural Interior paint, can you tell us which brand you prefer or where we can get some? Finding non-toxic zero VOC paint is much easier now and is...

Posted by Ramana Murty April 2, 2020, 4:45 p.m. Paints, finishes and natural coatings 1 Responses

Where can i buy hemp batt insulation in Western Canada?

...indoor air quality if you have respiratory issues or chemical sensitivities . We are just finalizing details to supply hemp building products, so there are a co...

Posted by Jen Moffat Aug. 14, 2020, 11:14 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 4 Responses

Where can I buy an HRV in New York State?

...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 Can you tell ...

Posted by Jarred Weaver July 29, 2019, 8:55 a.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Can an HRV be installed in a condo?

...air from opening windows quite difficult. Would an HRV help to filter out the odours and pollutants? Are there any specific HRVs more suitable for condos? Reg...

Posted by Eugene Tam June 29, 2020, 7:42 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses