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

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 3 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

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

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...ventilation in the basement apart from the drafts. There is a sink, the hot water tank with drain off and furnace, and one small window that stays closed to kee...

Posted by Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Do I need ceiling fans if I have an HRV?

I have high ceilings and I will be adding an addition this summer with normal height ceilings and a new stairwell to the basement. Should I arrange for a ceili...

Posted by S McIntyre April 2, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Where can I buy an HRV in New York State?

...ventilation system would depend a lot on your climate zone. First I would recommend you look over this article about choosing between an HRV and ERV to see whic...

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

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

...ventilation capacity), measured in CFMs, or cubic feet per minute Performance, or heat recovery rate – meaning the percentage of heat recovered from exhaust a...

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

Should you keep duct work out of the attic?

Research has shown vented roof with air tight attic can save 20% energy. Have you done that before? And suggestion for new 2 story build ? I don’t fully unde...

Posted by Frank Liu July 23, 2020, 8:53 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

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

The LED light came on indicating a filter change, though my builder told me that was optional. Do I need a new filter or can I wash and reuse the existing one?...

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

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

I own my detached home in Vancouver. We have a natural gas boiler that heats water for hot water uses and the water that flows through floor pipes providing ra...

Posted by Jennifer Smith March 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses