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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?

...air in the home. Standard new home construction in North America seems to return an average air leakage rate of about 3 air changes per hour. Some building rati...

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...

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

Ventilation & air exchangers

...homes. Modern day airtight homes need mechanical assistance to stop moisture damage and protect indoor air quality, especially true in basements where ventilati...

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 Tightness in Houses - All about Balancing Air Pressure in the Home We go on incessantly here about the importance of air barriers in home construction to ...

Preventing radon gas in homes starts with testing for radon - the only sure way
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Radon Gas Awareness - Up to 10% of North American homes tested have unsafe radon levels

...air quality of your home. Find all you need to know about Green Home Construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide Pages .

Wildfire Smoke & How to Keep it Outside Homes
Healthy indoor air quality

How to keep wildfire smoke out of Green Homes with mechanical ventilation systems?

...air quality warnings issued as over 24 wildfires rage across Alberta so we thought an article would be useful exploring how to optimize air quality inside homes...

Healthy indoor air quality

The impact of ambient fragrances on our health

...air quality. Contrary to what many people believe, indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air. How is inside air worse that outside air? The air you...

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...

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...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...air intake for your stove, otherwise your stove will feed on warm inside air which will be replaced by cold outside air as you depressurize your house. Instal...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...homes in the region. It also makes great economic sense if building a home you intend to stay in for a while. Exceptionally healthy indoor air quality Of ...