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

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

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

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

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 2 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 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

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

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

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

What is the best to insulate metal structures for all seasons?

...temperatures differences that would cause condensation, correct? Insulating between metal studs is not at all a cost-effective way to insulate a building due as...

Posted by Morgan Aldridge Jan. 19, 2019, 1:53 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 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 is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...temperature, your feet won’t really feel cold standing on wood floors like they would on concrete. And while I did a full energy retrofit for high end perform...

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

What is the best type of home heating system?

...temperatures as low as minus 30 and as high as plus 42. We are currently building a home. We are trying our best to be conscious of the energy options. We hav...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...temperature. If that is not the problem and it really is a case of feeling cooler when you step away from the radiators, I really suspect that has more to do ...

Posted by Catharine Jans Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...temperature you would experience by switching to a forced-air heating system would be quite noticeable.

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