ROI / Discussions

Where does a vapour barrier go when building a shed in southern Ontario?

...ROI. I was going to clad the interior with 1/2 ply, primed and painted, but then material in this area tripled in price, and made me rethink the whole interior ...

Posted by Charley Nelson Nov. 5, 2020, 10:09 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...ROI ~10 years) and that the replacement cycle would be in the 15 to 20 plus years. Unfortunately, this has not occurred. While my monthly gas bill pretty much r...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What is the best ERV on the market ?

...ROI. We've tried different brands over the years, We used a Venmar ERV in our last demo house build and we are very happy with it. You’ve done some pretty dil...

Posted by Brandon Phelps April 18, 2020, 12:09 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...ROI. With that said there are significant Grant's and tax savings that can cut the cost of geothermal by nearly 50%. We would also use the geothermal for a forc...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 Responses

How much insulation should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement?

...ROI. Here is our page on the best way to insulate a basement , there are diagrams there that may help you out.

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What is the payout for converting from gas heat to electric heat?

In our rush to convert from incandescent to LED, nobody has included the cost of replacing heat generated from incandescent bulbs to the lower heat given off b...

Posted by Fred Beaulac Jan. 24, 2020, 10:38 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

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

...ROI - I noticed ecoHOME has lots of info on insulation at

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