Ventilation & HRVs

Heat recovery and maintaining indoor air quality

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Guide

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

Cleaning your heat recovery ventilation HRV unit will extend the lifespan & Keep it running Efficiently… Why Cleaning HRV Units is a Great Idea! When any machine has its normal operation hampered, it will reduce its efficiency and ability to function properly. Many of us are probably guilty of forgetting about basic m…

Aeratron AE2 ceiling fan

Ceiling fans and air circulation- video

To ensure comfort and get the highest efficiency from the systems in the Edelweiss House air must circulate.… In order to ensure comfort and get the most from the various systems of our house air needs to move around. Our air source heat pump and our heat pump water heater work together in boosting the efficiency, an…

DIY air exchanger installation video

DIY Lunos HRV air exchanger installation video

The Lunos Heat Recovery Ventilation system (HRV) is a completely new approach to home ventilation, great for both new home construction and renovations.… This heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system is very different than what people are probably used to seeing, where air is directed to a centralized core for a heat e…

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video

Lunos ductless air exchanger

Lunos wall-insert air exchangers offer alternative to conventional HRV systems… Almost daily, new products come on the market that are more efficient, more effective, and/or more innovative. The ones we are really impressed with will make it here to our product of the month feature. Today we look at a new solution for…

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

A modern airtight home needs mechanical ventilation. The choices are Heat Recovery Ventilation or Energy Recovery Ventilation & this page explains the difference between an HRV & ERV to help choose which one you need.… All homes need ventilation, whether natural or mechanical with an ERV or HRV system. Buildings and h…

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

Ventilation & air exchangers

Are houses too airtight? No they aren't! Fresh air circulation is essential to prevent mold & mildew in today's modern energy-efficient homes so Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) or Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) is fitted.… Homes built in the last 40 years in Canada are relatively airtight. Before that we generally …

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

Removing radon gas from existing basements and crawlspaces can be very effective, here are different options for different situations.… Radon Gas in Crawlspaces & Basements - why is it a problem? Radon gas was not high on the radar of builders and home owners over the last few decades, but as it is the second leading …

Removing radon gas from well water

High levels of radon gas in the air of your home might be coming from your water and not the floor of your basement.… It is a very wise idea to have the air of your home checked for high levels of radon gas. Health Canada has identified exposure to radon gas as the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, es…

Passive House in Quebec

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

Recounting the trials — and joys — of building a Canadian home to meets the "Passivhaus" standard.… First, the background to this Passivhaus My partner and I are geeks. Our idea of a romantic dream was to build a house so well insulated you could heat it with a hairdryer. For added fun, we wanted to do this on a tight…

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?

Condensation on windows, what causes foggy & wet windows, is it a problem & how to stop it?

Condensation on windows is a pain in winter and runs down the wall can mean hidden issues in our homes - What causes fogged up windows, how big a problem is it and, most importantly, how do we stop it?… Condensation on Windows – what’s all the fuss? It’s that time of year when condensation on windows becomes a pain, …

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

Basement mold and mildew can easily be avoided with better designed walls. Common building practices trap moisture in wall assemblies preventing them from drying.… That musty, moldy basement smell that we have come to accept as unavoidable, is actually quite avoidable. The solution is really quite simple - stop buildi…

Advice

Is an HRV or ERV system best in a cold climate?

Posted by Michael Spriggings Nov. 14, 2019, 3:53 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Has anyone used Lunos Ductless HRVs in Alberta and passed inspection?

Posted by Michelle Dimaano Nov. 4, 2019, 12:41 p.m. HRV and ERV 0 Responses

HVAC replacement for old home? Chronic illness (air quality) being key importance...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Looking to purchase an HRV

Posted by Jarred Weaver July 29, 2019, 8:55 a.m. HRV and ERV 3 Responses

Do I need ceiling fans if I have an HRV?

Posted by S McIntyre April 2, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

Posted by Jennifer Smith March 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

HRV/ERV systems and ground loops (earth tubes)

Posted by Lee Watt July 10, 2018, 12:43 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

I have the Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home and I need help.

Posted by L Dingwall May 24, 2018, 11:06 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

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