Temperature / Discussions

What is the ground temperature 4 feet down in Sudbury, Ontario?

Hi, how can I know the lowest ground temp in the Sudbury latitude up as far as temiskaming latitude? Ideally at various depths. Thanks for being there, Paul

Posted by Paul Bullock Oct. 8, 2020, 4:53 p.m. 0 Responses

What is the CFM and operating temperature on air heated radiant floors?

...temperature would be between 45C and 65C out of the coil for both electric and water. There are no other providers of air heated floors that we know of, but Leg...

Posted by martin skibba Feb. 28, 2021, 11:49 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 5 Responses

Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?

...temperature control. Is it best to set the ASHP furnace at one temperature all day? Or set it back at night and during the work day? This is a topic where there...

Posted by Ryan Peterson May 1, 2018, 11:51 a.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses

Where can I buy an HRV in New York State?

...temperatures ranging from 0°Fahrenheit 2 an exhaust temperature of at least 55 Can you tell us where you are located? Your mention of 'Fahrenheit' rather than '...

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

Is There a Difference Between an Air Barrier and vapor barrier?

...temperature increase, I get water dripping from my interior open beam. Only lasts a few hours, I understand that my vapour barrier is compromised, and this is a...

Posted by Sherri Mccormick Aug. 17, 2018, 3:24 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Is an HRV or ERV system best in a cold climate?

...temperature (60 degrees F) this also alters the humidity levels - which also change around a fair amount based on wind direction, temperature and how close we a...

Posted by Michael Duncan Nov. 14, 2019, 3:53 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Where to get good tape for taping air barriers?

You recommend using "brands of tape that are more suitable for extreme temperature changes. Siga,Delta Multi-Band and Air Stop are three examples of tapes with...

Posted by Frank Suerich-Gulick Sept. 12, 2020, 7:25 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

Any suggestions for improving insulation of a unique concrete building?

...temperature well above freezing. We are planning a "rehabilitation" project which will include replacing the interior walls. We are wondering what to use, and i...

Posted by Andrew Hurst Feb. 25, 2021, 4:54 p.m. 0 Responses

Why is there frost on the underside of my roof overhang?

...temperature gets warmer there is water that drips through the tongue and groove soffitting. Please note that the soffits are non vented as the flat roof/attic a...

Posted by George Paul March 23, 2020, 12:10 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?

...temperature. It is a wood floor on the other side of the crawl space ceiling. I haven't insulated because I read different articles and didn't want mold. But no...

Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses

What heating system to use in my new detached garage/shop?

...temperature (around 12C) and will also have a small wood stove to heat up the space when working in there. My goal is to use as low electricity as I can becau...

Posted by David Perreault Dec. 4, 2020, 10:23 a.m. 0 Responses

How you vent a metal roof?

...temperature roof underlayment​; Air or Vapor underlayment? installing 1x4" purlins​; then installing metal panels to purlins, leaving both eaves and...

Posted by Kim jarrett July 12, 2019, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses

What is the best solar water heating system?

...temperature gets below freezing in winter and around 100 degrees in summer. In my small mechanical room I have a propane boiler and an indirect-fired WH which I...

Posted by Geri Rhodes July 6, 2018, 3:35 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...temperature balancing effects of thermal mass as long as it is insulated below, and therefore kept inside your building envelope. Darker colors are ideal for ab...

Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Why is there condensation above ground on an interior basement wall?

...temperature differential. As you add the fiberglass you create the condensation space for the air to cool and the humidity to condense. 2lb. closed cell Spray f...

Posted by Barb Daluisio Jan. 12, 2021, 1:26 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

...temperature would be at best 5 or 6 Celsius ( 41-42F) since Winnipeg isn’t known for having ‘balmy’ winters. Heat always moves from warm to cold, so as long a...

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

Can you insulate an existing slab on grade floor?

...temperature that is slab is exposed to, is at the perimeter. Insulation at that location would provide more return for the money expended and help to isoltate a...

Posted by Patrick Berkeley Dec. 31, 2020, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...temperature as the rest of the conditioned space. The most important part though is to stop the air flow, so again, what you mention would work, but always make...

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