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Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...Heaters, read about EcoHome's new concept home with a solar air heated radiant floor that delivers solar heated water in the summer months. This and all you nee...

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...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...heat loss; install electronic thermostats to reduce heat consumption, and use zero VOC paints. You can also install LED or compact fluorescent bulbs , caulk a...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...heat retention and reduced loss of heat through the walls of the tank (or “standby loss”); improved heat exchangers to transfer more heat from the energy sour...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...Home Incentives: Net Zero Home Grants & Zero Interest Home Renovation Loans for 2020 Whatever the politics, we are thrilled to see the Net Zero Home Grants an...

Natural gas fireplace
Heating with gas and oil

Heating with natural gas

...heating systems. Gas fireplace: A gas fireplace is an efficient way to heat a home and it creates a nice atmosphere. Source heating is quite enjoyable, and it...

Wood frame Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...heat that will enter through your window, but losses are minor compared to the reduction in heat loss during cold nights. For serious high-performance in wind...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...homes it is worth a check to make sure bathroom and kitchen fans aren't vented into the attic. Range hood over gas stove © Ecohome Home ventilation an...

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...home Ice Dams can cause damage to homes and buildings © Ecohome Now you know what causes Ice Dams and How to Fix Them, find mo...

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 Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

The best tips for buying windows

...heat loss by reflecting infrared heat back into your home in winter while also reflecting heat back out in summer. On the down side, they can also reduce heat g...