Home buying advice / Guides

Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...home-design templates from a generation past. Think of all those older homes which have grand front door entrances that go unused, while people regularly come i...

How to choose the best home EV charger or EVSE?
Lifestyle, location and commuting

EV home charging stations & How to decide which is the best EVSE for you

...home. To be clear, it’s a bit misleading to say we’re providing guidance about how to choose EV chargers because we’re really talking about is choosing and bu...

Dual axis solar tracker
Solar photovoltaic

Choosing between solar trackers and fixed solar panels mounts

...home on a budget here , or find out all about Passive House certification & design in North America here - from The EcoHome Green Building Guides ... Solar ...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...home, maybe inherit an old home, or are just tired of living in an old home and aren’t sure of the best course of action. We toil over the same decision with ol...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood for maximum heat output and minimum environmental impact

...Buying the right stove in the first place allows us to run them at the optimum efficiency level while giving the level of heat required to heat the home - it's ...

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?

...homeowner money for remedial work and potentially reducing a home’s value If the humidity level in a home is above 60%, certain molds start to grow and flouri...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...home while at the same time reducing its operating costs. Be sure to have a home properly inspected before purchase so you aren’t buying a nightmare, and see ...