Noise / Discussions

How to reduce the rain noise from a metal roof?

...noise? Also, what should I specify to my builders about the roof to get the best quality? Thanks Is this a new or home or existing and you’re just replacing...

Posted by Igal H Nov. 24, 2020, 4:57 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

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

...noise, almost like white noise. It's always been silent till now, so that has me concerned. I'm not confident in my understanding of the system. I'm on my own a...

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

Is it common to insulate the Plumbing lines for modern buildings?

...noise as the water runs through pipes so it's quiet, as well as for heat insulation of hot water lines. What do you think? Isn't common to insulate plumbing lin...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 1:49 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 2 Responses

What are your thoughts about incorporating natural ventilation techniques into the heating/cooling/ventilation design of a house?

...noise transmission? A lot of questions, but I could not find much info on your site regarding natural ventilation within an energy efficient house May we ask ...

Posted by dean c Jan. 18, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

What should I be looking for in a heat recovery ventilator?

...noise pollution in homes if it is near living areas Motor efficiency Warranty See this page on choosing between an HRV and ERV , a heat recovery ventila...

Posted by Adam Y. Dec. 11, 2017, 1:07 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

What is the best material for building plumbing?

...noise, which one is quieter? Water quality/freshness. Durability etc. Hi there Babak, I think the choice between a plastic material and copper is a very perso...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 3 Responses

Should an HRV to ERV be the primary exhaust for bathrooms?

...noise level, I would suspect that the reduced hours of operation could be impacting your bathroom humidity level. It can take a while for surfaces and towels to...

Posted by Doris Friesen Dec. 30, 2020, 1:10 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What is the best brand for ductless mini-split HVAC system?

...noise level? I heard some brands are a lot quiter than others. I believe Mitsubishi is very quiet too?

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 11:22 p.m. Heating and cooling 2 Responses

Why do my radiators make a crackling sound?

...noises, for example when they are turned on after a long shutdown, or simply when they start heating again when the air temperature drops below the temperature ...

Posted by Heather Baird Dec. 11, 2017, 1:48 p.m. Heating with electricity 2 Responses

What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?

...noise, rate of energy use, comfort.) The room we're creating will be our main living area, windows on East and West for morning and evening sun, and it will hav...

Posted by Ronaldo Johnitas Dec. 10, 2019, 6:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 4 Responses

Is it OK to put 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation?

...noise that can be heard through the walls. To fix this problem they suggest that you install a layer of house wrap between the two materials; However, if it wer...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

What is the best way to finish basement walls?

...noise ( no cutting of wood studs), and no dust. Do not apply a vapour barrier on the inside. The headers above the sill plate I use 4" of rigid and I make these...

Posted by Aram Scaram Jan. 21, 2021, 5:13 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses