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, and…

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 ex…

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 ho…

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 r…

Why Radon maps by state or province shouldn't replace testing

Radon Levels by State & Province - Why a Radon Test is Essential

As so many searches are done online for Radon Gas Maps, Radon Gas safe levels and Radon Maps by State of USA or Province of Canada - We decided to stress the importance of testing for Radon gas in homes as November is Radon Awareness Month. Radon gas maps - levels by State or Province Radon maps show where the risk of…

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 c…

HEPA filters & SMART Air Filters catch airborne dust, pollen, allergens, virus

Buying guide for home air filters in furnaces - HEPA, SMART or Regular?

Finding the right high-efficiency home air filter for furnaces & ventilation systems is essential for keeping indoor air clean, healthy & protecting us from allergens, animal dander, pollen, mold spores & maybe worse. What are home air filters used for?   Air filters on air handling units such as furnaces, HRV and ERV…

Which House Plants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?

Which house plants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

We explore the oft-touted notion that air-purifying house plants remove toxins & improve air in homes. As much as we like a little interior greenery, we're forced to conclude it's a whole pile of compost in the making. Do house plants clean indoor air? The idea that house plants filter and clean indoor air is at best…

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

Which type of insulation is best for reducing emissions and safely mitigating climate change? There may be a case to be made for EPS rigid insulation. Are foam insulation panels a green choice? The short story is, maybe. And the long story is, well.... When we launched Ecohome about a decade ago, the mission from the…

Advice

Should you keep duct work out of the attic?

Posted by Frank Liu July 23, 2020, 8:53 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

What are the HRV or ERV options for 40-yr 2-storey 2000 sq ft home?

Posted by T Newell July 17, 2020, 1:59 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

How do you add an Air Exchanger to a house with Hot Water Heat?

Posted by Bob Engelhart June 17, 2020, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 3 Responses

Can you use a Lunos E2 HRV System to circulate air between two floors?

Posted by Richard Kolla May 20, 2020, 1 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What is the best ERV on the market ?

Posted by Brandon Phelps April 18, 2020, 12:09 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

How do you deal with a house under negative pressure?

Posted by Connie Taylor April 16, 2020, 1:41 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

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