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DIY air exchanger installation video
HRV and ERV

DIY Lunos HRV air exchanger installation video

...airs blowing in opposite directions to maintain air pressure, and reversing directions every 90 seconds or so, which is how they absorb and release heat. The ...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...air-sealed high performance home, bringing in fresh air and removing moisture. An HRV uses the heat in stale exhaust air to warm incoming fresh air. Until now, ...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...air rises, forcing air out the top portion of your home and drawing in cold air from the bottom to replace it. How much air will be changed depends on how well-...

Problem areas of air leakage in a home and blower door test being cond
Air and vapour barriers

Airtight Construction of Homes is Essential: "Your house sucks." "Oh yeah? your house blows!"

...air. Houses that are fairly air tight and that have negative air pressure may cause flue gases to backdraft into your house, which can be of major concern. Po...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...air exchanger, that's an expensive machine with small air channels that won't last long if filled with kitchen grease. Dryers need to be vented directly outdo...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...air exchanger for the upper living areas, the natural stack effect of warm air rising means that air from the basement will find its way to the upper floors. ...

Interior sheathing as air & vapor barriers in wood frame construction
Air and vapour barriers

Interior sheathing as an air and vapour or vapor barrier

...air barrier that was not intentional, or at least unnoticed. Blower door tests The air seal of a building is measured in ACH (Air Changes per Hour), and is ...

Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water for a site with problem soil - expansive clay

...air into the thermal battery which is the concrete slab floor. Passive Solar air-heated radiant floor slab on grade forming kit © Ecohome Solar air heat...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...air being fed into the air exchanger. For additional heat we installed two little mini-split heat pumps (one head on the ground floor and another upstairs) wh...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...air exchanger if necessary . Read more about choosing safe paints , where to buy natural paints , green kitchen renovations and interior air quality in the Ec...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...air exchanger rated at 93% efficiency and along with interior appliances is powered by a 5.4 watt photovoltaic solar panel system. The ceiling is insulated to...