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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 . A blower door test for buildings is a way to measure air leakage but, more importantly, it’s a way to find air leaks and fix them. Fixing air leaks is ...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...air that happens in any building , as warm air exerts pressure and leaks out at the higher levels of your home, and cold air is drawn in at lower levels to repl...

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...

The difference between air barriers and vapour barriers
Air and vapour barriers

The Difference between air barriers and vapor barriers

...air transmission and the potential moisture damage from air leaks, air barriers should be getting a lot more attention than they are. Discover alternative air...

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

...air or water leaks Watch more Green Building videos here The Edelweiss LEED Platinum V4 Demo House has been oriented towards the south to increase passive...

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?

...home or entering it. Ventilate the home to remove excess moisture. Dehumidify the air in the home to bring the relative humidity below the 60%. Heat and i...

Air and vapour barriers

Aerobarrier home and attic air-sealing spray

...air barrier that you can’t possibly see - from as small as a human hair to as big as a half-inch wide. The airflow in the home is monitored in real time by th...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...homes: Find out All about Air & Vapour Barriers in High Performance Homes - EcoHome Guide Discover the Aerobarrier Home & Attic Air Sealing Spray - EcoHom...

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

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...air is performed in a single area of the home, the lung of your home, your HRV ventilator core. Note that outgoing stale air and incoming fresh air never mix ...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...homes , Removing Radon gas from Crawlspaces & Basements , and about how to protect the air quality of your home , all in the Green Building Guide Pages at Ecoho...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...air leaks and add insulation. In the unfortunate situation of having no air barrier but a truss system that makes a poly air barrier impossible to install from ...