Air leaks / Guides

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

...air leaks . A blower door test identifies air leaks for repair to make homes more energy efficient. Are energy audits free for Canadians? Energy audit...

Wood Combustion - How it works and the different stages
Wood stove and biomass heat

Wood Combustion – How Firewood Burns & How to get the best heat while being eco-friendly

...air-leaks from poorly fitted or compressed door seals prevent accurate air control. Put simply, too little air will not support secondary gas combustion and too...

LEED Homes

Getting Started

...air leaks. This gives your building team the opportunity to find and repair any problem areas. A minimum performance level is required for certification. 4) O...

Thermal image showing where home heat loss is occurring.
Insulation and soundproofing

How insulation works

...air leakage, heat loss occurs in two ways : 1 - As warm air leaks out it is replaced with cold air, and 2 - if you think of the 'wind chill' effect, a drafty ...

Techniques for reducing sound transmission in buildings
Insulation and soundproofing

Controlling sound transmission in buildings

...Airborne sound: Sound such as voices, TV or stereo sounds. The source does not strike or vibrate against the structure of the building. Structure-borne soun...

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...air leaks, as it passes by the bulbs, this heated air magnifies the problem. Snow: this may be hard to wrap your head around, but snow has an R value of betwe...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...leaks! – Any pipes carrying water in the house, both delivery of hot and cold or heating and evacuation, should be checked for leaks and any leaks fixed promptl...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...air leaks before drywall is installed, so any necessary air seal repairs can be made. Minimum standards must be met for certification and points are awarded for...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...air out of your home and the hot air in can save a fortune in electricity costs for running aircon. The best bit? This tip is for free! Caulking: Air leaks ac...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...air quality © Health Canada How much fresh air is enough? It is very difficult for humans to detect low levels of contaminants in their air , ev...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...air it will collect at the floor level, but it is easily stirred up by heating and ventilation equipment, the stack effect (air convection), and even the moveme...