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Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

...woodstoves in airtight homes is if they don’t have a direct air feed from the outdoors to the back of the woodstove. A lot of people omit that one crucial featu...

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

Looking for great reasonably priced way to heat an off grid home

...wood stove, but they are not the most efficient system, and home temperatures tend to vary more when wood is the primary heat source. It also requires that you ...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 1 Responses

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...wood, which can then be covered to match the rest of the house. Installing wood stoves with existing fireplace chimneys: By installing batt insulation in th...

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

Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?

I have a new house (self-built) on a concrete slab insulated with R22 rockwool and R3 panel insulation. The windows are double glazed wood and aluminum. I do n...

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

How to insulation the outside of a log home

...wood stove, backed up by an electric boiler. it's built on a slab with radiant hot water heating. I want to increase the efficiency of the house by insulating t...

Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

...wood, so they are in a way a potential indication of other problems. There are several strategies that can help prevent an infestation before it occurs, as well...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 Responses

Could solar thermal air system be coupled to existing HRV for heating the incoming fresh air?

...wood stove centrally located in basement. Electric hot water system (NOT a rented utility-owned tank). I am wondering about possibility and feasability to cou...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Starting from scratch in a Victorian row house: how should I heat/cool my home?

...wood fireplace insert (or pellet)/or woodstove (I intend to get one of these anyway) Would it be enough to get a Mr.Slim type system which is good to -25 and ...

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

How to Insulate a 3 season cottage

...wood burning stove in and like I said just looking for a little more cooler in summer and warmer in early spring and late fall. The structure is 2 x 4 studs. We...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What would you say is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...wood stove or pellet stove (if local regulations don’t forbid it) might be an option to consider, though it will also offer localized heat, so in the absence of...

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