Ventilation / Discussions

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

...ventilation (stack effect, night flushing, cross ventilation) along with mechanical ventilation (HRV or ERV) for a mixed mode ventilation strategy? Is there m...

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

Do you need ventilation in a cold storage pantry in a high performance house?

...ventilation to the room. Most how-to guides describe dual 4 inch vents to the exterior for air circulation, but my builder assures me condensation will not be a...

Posted by Brad Sullivan April 12, 2021, 1:13 a.m. 0 Responses

What type of HRV ventilation system should I use?

So I have a 7 1/2 ton unit I am installing in a commercial doctors office they have a surgery room that needs 20 cycles of fresh air per hour what type of reco...

Posted by Erik Baardsen March 16, 2021, 7:14 p.m. HRV and ERV 0 Responses

Is there a small ventilation HRV/ERV for a camper van?

...Ventilation in tiny houses seems to be often overlooked for some reason, though it’s not too surprising to find them absent in a camper fan. How big is your van...

Posted by Ron Timmins June 6, 2020, 8:05 a.m. Tiny house 4 Responses

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

...ventilation system ? I will answer based on that assumption, if I’ve missed the mark let me know And give me a bit more detail so we can help. But by ‘hot wat...

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

Can an HRV be installed in a condo?

...ventilation point outside away from sources of smell and where it is possible to install. So, I would start with Strata and ask them. Then I would suggest check...

Posted by Eugene Tam June 29, 2020, 7:42 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Building a Honka log “pretty good house” planning - thoughts on hvac, ventilation and roof

...ventilation with an ERV (I totally got sold on Zehnder) I have my doubts if it's overkill or "pointless" / can't find information using it in a log house. For...

Posted by Klemen Novak June 28, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

Can you recommend consultant for hire to optimize tiny home build?

...ventilation, and other aspects. Do you have a list of recommendations? If you want to learn how to build the best tiny house I would start on this page here , i...

Posted by Felicia Hobert July 20, 2020, 5:39 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

Improving the efficiency of a home built in 1978 during renovations, do I need an HRV?

...ventilation (HRV) or a energy recovery ventilation unit . If so, a nice ductless HRV system for renovations can be a pretty appealing option since you don’t hav...

Posted by joe cruikshank Feb. 8, 2020, 12:08 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

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

The local ventilation consultants wish to install a second ducting system, in addition to the returns and ducts for a electric-wood forced hot air system For...

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

Can I regulate my heat/ air exchanger?

...ventilation ducts. Last week a doctor asked me if I had a air exchanger and to check the hoses and see if there is any water in the. I did and they have been dr...

Posted by Paula Pearcey March 27, 2021, 6:28 a.m. Ventilation 0 Responses

If a passive house is designed well is it worth the extra cost for Low E window coatings?

...ventilation. Low-E coatings are something we always recommend whether you’re installing double or triple glazed windows . So when you talk about having a Passiv...

Posted by Joe Van Kuren June 7, 2019, 8:37 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

How to fix condensation on ceilings?

Hi! We moved into a house last winter (it is a 50 year old home) and we notice condensation on the ceilings. The house also had plywood soffits with minimal ve...

Posted by Jessica Sadler Nov. 13, 2019, 11:48 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

How to air seal & ventilate a partial gut reno of a 1901 house?

...ventilation solutions do folks recommend for an application like this? I am hoping not to draw air in from the lower apartment unit, so I don't want to do exhau...

Posted by Zach Zill Feb. 7, 2021, 4:33 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

Should I bother testing for radon in a gutted and uninsulated house?

...ventilation going on. We always recommend testing for radon gas contamination in homes as it is a significant health risk if levels are elevated. For sure you w...

Posted by Luba Sharapan March 27, 2021, 12:04 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

Where to find Aeratron ceiling fans?

...ventilation in our Edelweiss Demo House in 2015 but we have not been in contact with the company since. Have you contacted anyone at the company?

Posted by marlene schaly Feb. 21, 2021, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

How do you insulate an attic in Victorian House in Massachusetts?

...ventilation. Another option is to add closed cell spray foam insulation to the underside of the roof and not install vents. But spray foam has its risks and dra...

Posted by dan sagalyn Dec. 5, 2020, 11:30 p.m. 0 Responses

What is the best ERV on the market ?

...Ventilation and Energy Recovery Ventilation), but it seems you’ve done that. If not, see here first – Which is best for a home, and ERV or HRV? Zehnder is w...

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