Chimney effect / Guides

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

...chimney pipe or stack. Many people do not realize that the chimney is the engine that drives the stove (or fireplace) and that if the chimney or stove pipe is...

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

Balancing air pressure in a house: "Your house sucks." "Oh yeah? your house blows!"

...effect , also known as 'chimney effect'. Wind creates either positive or negative air pressure on a particular side of a building, forcing air in on some side...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...chimney’ topped with programmable venting skylights. Open concept and/or dynamic partitions allow complete cross ventilation at each level which feeds into the ...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...effect of warm air rising means that air from the basement will find its way to the upper floors. Three weeks ago I had a new HRV system installed that is ded...

Wood pellet stoves that don't need electric ideal for off grid operation
Wood stove and biomass heat

These wood pellet stoves for off-grid heating don't need electric to operate

...effect, solar energy batteries whose energy is accessed when we burn them. After the 1998 Eastern Canada ice storm, wood pellet stove sales in that area went ...

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