Comfortable home / Guides

How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...comfortable drafts , but it also allows moisture to pass through walls and condense on cold surfaces inside the walls. Airtight homes are more thermally comfort...

Ecohome's passively heated Edelweiss House
Efficient home design

Are better insulated homes worth the money?

...home feasibility study and implementation plan for green home building in Quebec. The price of heating costs assumes baseboards and includes taxes. The cost of ...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...Homes & LEED certified homes. Slab on Grade Foundation © Yanni Milon for Ecohome Sacrifices, challenges and solutions: In order to b...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...home see here Why building a green sustainable home is the most affordable option The best resilient design features for new home construction ...

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

Free home energy audits in Canada

...comfortable home. Read more here about how to design a home for thermal comfort . So even if this isn’t about tapping into an energy saving green home tax cre...

Ductless mini-split air source heat pump installed in a LEED certified PH Home
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

How heat pumps work in a LEED or Passive House high efficiency zero net energy home - video

...home? Really well as it happens, see a great example of a split system heatpump installation in the Edelweiss LEED Platinum V4 Home below: The Edelweiss Hou...

Tiny Tack House living room
Tiny house

The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

...home that sits on a 7’ x 20’ trailer bed. This traditional looking home with gable roof and dormers just happens to be mobile. Though neither Chris nor Maliss...

Mineral wool insulation in roof by Rockwool - LEED Platinum V4
Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

...home in Canada to be awarder the Leed Platinum v4 rating, and only the second in the world. Yep, here at EcoHome we're pretty proud of that! The Edelweiss Hom...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...home renovations, end up with a more comfortable home and save money on your heating bills! Now that you know all about the blower door test , visit the Ecoho...

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption
Efficient home design

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...home? When paired with intelligent and connected home devices, the phones that most of us carry in our pockets can make our homes safer, more comfortable and ...

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

How insulation works

...comfortable your home is, or more accurately how much you will have to spend to keep your home comfortable. Understanding R values The R value applied to a ...