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Is this a good way to insulate drafty windows?

...insert or remove and would be almost invisible. I think the idea has merit. Fixing leaks around windows is important, but I think your solution lies more in cau...

Posted by Robert Schmidt Feb. 6, 2021, 5:47 p.m. Windows and doors 2 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...insert (or pellet)/or woodstove (I intend to get one of these anyway) Would it be enough to get a Mr.Slim type system which is good to -25 and supplement with...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What are the HRV or ERV options for 40-yr 2-storey 2000 sq ft home?

...insert ERVs and HRVs can be a more simple ventilation solution for older homes than gutting it to run ducts. Ductless wall insert ERVs for renovations and new...

Posted by T Newell July 17, 2020, 1:59 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Can I reclaim old triple slider windows?

...insert the existing sealed window thermals into them and replace them in the rough openings? If so, that sounds like a ton of work to do with old triple pane th...

Posted by Keanan Toews Jan. 20, 2019, 1:01 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Can you help trouble shoot my Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home?

...insert ERV is very different than norma l HRV's . Rather than having a centralized core where the heat exchange takes place, Lunos units each have a ceramic cor...

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

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...insert in the future if you so desire. To do so, you simply have to remove the insulation plugs and have a new chimney stack inserted inside the brick fireplace...

Posted by Gord Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses

Lunos HRV - where can I buy them and get advice?

...insert ventilation systems are a great alternative to fully ducted HRVs with centralized cores. Particularly for renovation projects when you want to add fresh ...

Posted by martin tierney Nov. 16, 2019, 4:57 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

How do you add an Air Exchanger to a house with Hot Water Heat?

...insert ventilation systems that only require running a low voltage wire to each unit. They work in tandem, where one unit blows out at the same time that anothe...

Posted by Bob Engelhart June 17, 2020, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 3 Responses

What type of insulation under an outdoor deck frame with 2x8s?

...insert between the horizontal 2x4. The walls have 1.5 " space. If I go 2" it could work but with the 1/2 " pine Im losing 1" of wall not a big deal I guess. So ...

Posted by Eric Dalpe Sept. 15, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

Do you recommend ERV or HRV system in mild climates or can do away with them?

...insert ERVs . I would see what is available regionally and base your decision on warranty, availability, cost, and its rate of efficiency, that information shou...

Posted by Babak K Aug. 1, 2020, 7:12 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

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

...insert HRV .

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

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

...insert HRV which doesn't require any ductwork . As you can tell, that’s pretty general advice, because without carefully going over plans it's very tough to o...

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