Stack effect / Guides

Radon Mitigation - Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...stacks: A radon stack can be passive or active. A properly installed sub-slab barrier and passive stack is a great start, and in higher risk areas or with tri...

Problem areas of air leakage in a home and blower door test being cond
Air and vapour barriers

Balancing air pressure in a house: "Your house sucks." "Oh yeah? your house blows!"

...stack effect , also known as 'chimney effect'. Wind creates either positive or negative air pressure on a particular side of a building, forcing air in on som...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...stack installation © Radon Works Radon exhaust stacks - placement to avoid freezing in cold climates Radon stacks are often brought up through the w...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...stack effect (air convection), and even the movement of people through a room. If a glass of water with high levels of radon was left undisturbed, there would...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...stack effect in the cooling season, drawing warm air upward and cool air in at the lower levels. The large skylights and open stair also bring natural light d...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...effects including dizziness, nausea, fatigue, respiratory illnesses, and cause damage to your kidneys, liver and nervous system. VOCs are commonly found in fu...

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

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

...stack effect*) interior warm air is forced out through door locks, and they can freeze up. * The stack effect is the natural and unavoidable exchange of air t...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...stack effect of warm air rising means that air from the basement will find its way to the upper floors. Three weeks ago I had a new HRV system installed that ...

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

Ventilation & air exchangers

...stack effect. Warm air rises, forcing air out the top portion of your home and drawing in cold air from the bottom to replace it. How much air will be changed...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...stack effect of buildings - warm air rises, so in the absence of wind pressure air will leak in on the bottom floors and leak out on the top floors, so it may b...

Wood Combustion - How it works and the different stages
Wood stove and biomass heat

Wood Combustion – How Firewood Burns & How to get the best heat while being eco-friendly

...stack. Many people do not realize that the chimney is the engine that drives the stove (or fireplace) and that if the chimney or stove pipe is not correctly s...