Wood stove / Discussions

how do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...wood stove for winter heat. Just the small amount of smoke from opening the stove door causes throat irritation. The stove itself does not leak. Using an air pu...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses

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

We want to build a solarium in Ontario, what do you think of heating it with a radiant floor and wood stove?

...wood stove would for sure improve the winter comfort, but please go into this with eyes wide open knowing that building an 800-1000 square foot glass box in a C...

Posted by Deanna Tortolo Feb. 18, 2020, 10:51 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

Should I use an air source heat pump in a Passive House?

...wood stove. do I need all this or can I do it wish just the heat pump? Or can you advise me on a better system to install? I'm building 2 bungalows about 1350 s...

Posted by Iain cunningham March 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

How do you do 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

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating 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

Does electricity free pellet stove comes in 23'' or less to fit my wall ?

...wood pellet stoves use electricity to operate, so we assume you are talking about one of the the two electricity-free pellet stove models here – Wood pellet s...

Posted by Peter Kutschy April 21, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

What is the best 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 3 Responses

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...wood siding on 3 sides & brick on the front of the house. I want to put metal siding over the wood & add insulation in between. Will this solve my moisture prob...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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 Gord Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses

What is the best type of heating system?

...wood, pellets, oil and propane , and a very small amount of people heat their homes with of coal. That covers the fuel sources, and costs will vary by region....

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

How do you 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

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...wood stove chimney, bathroom vent, etc) all serve to relieve some of that pressure. Stripping the house from the outside will also give me a good look at what t...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 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 Shawn B Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 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 Kevin Newman April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...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