Ecohome - Your trusted resource for building efficient and healthy homes // Your trusted resource for building efficient and healthy homes en © 2022 Ecohome Fri, 29 Jul 2022 18:39:33 +0000 Heat pump buying guide: review of the top 10 heat pumps //

Choosing the best heat pump can be difficult. Heat pumps are poorly understood, they have often been over-sold, poorly installed, and placed where they can be a noise nuisance. But the best heat pumps are a really good choice for heating green homes. How do the best heat pumps work? A heat pump works very…

Which Heat Pump is the Best for reliability, efficiency and cost?
Ecohome Fri, 29 Jul 2022 18:39:33 +0000 // Guides Heat pumps, geothermal and AC Heat pumps Performance Reliable Durable Review Best Most efficient Heatpumps Work best Warranty
How to Stain Cedar Wood Decking when Renovating old Decks //

We recently helped renovate and stain a huge red cedar deck that had been exposed to all weathers, ice, rain and simple living - burgers dripping relish and ketchup - and all the things we enjoy on a backyard deck. How to stain an old cedar deck to make it look new and last longer. Staining an old weathered cedar…

Freshly Stained Cedar Wood Deck after Renovating old Decking to Look Like New
Ecohome Mon, 11 Jul 2022 20:11:42 +0000 // Guides Decks, porches and gazebos Cedar Decking Deck Wood Stain Old Staining Beautiful Planks Painting Planking Restoration Restoring Paint Renovating
A Sustainable, Zero-Carbon Alternative to Portland Cement concrete from Prometheus Materials CO - BioConcrete ! //

Using naturally occurring microalgae, Prometheus Materials and a team of scientists and engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a carbon zero alternative to carbon intensive portland cement based concrete... suitable for ready mix. In a recent press release, Prometheus Materials, a zero-carbon…

Zero Carbon Concrete Alternative Product Cement Free by Prometheus Materials
Ecohome Sat, 09 Jul 2022 21:52:36 +0000 // News Concrete and masonry Carbon footprint Zero Bio-concrete Reduced Ready Mix Concrete Portland Colorado Low Bio concrete Carbon-zero Prometheus Carbon Cement Reduction CO2 Biocement BioConcrete
How to restore a cedar wood deck easily //

If you’re looking to learn how to make old deck boards look new, you can easily extend the life of a grey cedar deck by pressure washing and staining. Restoring a weathered cedar deck easily, step by step Cedar decking boards turn gray in a few short years if untreated, and can make your deck look much older and…

How to restore a cedar wood deck easily
Ecohome Tue, 14 Jun 2022 20:51:47 +0000 // Guides Decks, porches and gazebos Cedar Reno Decking Deck How to Cleaning Restoring Renovating Restoration Wooden Wood
How to troubleshoot a furnace that won’t work. //

There is little more unnerving that losing heat in our homes during winter. Having a reliable heating system, and even a backup heating system, can help you rest easier at night so if your furnace isn't working, try this. There are a few things that will cause any furnace to either stop running, or only deliver cold…

Furnace not heating? Furnace Troubleshooting & Easy DIY Fixes
Ecohome Sat, 12 Mar 2022 02:58:19 +0000 // Guides Heating and cooling Furnace How to Problems Troubleshooting Faulty furnace DIY Electric Furnace not working Fixes
Oil Heating Ban in New Homes in Canada, is Gas Next? //

From December 2021, Quebec banned oil heating in new homes, and as of 2023 it will even be prohibited to replace or repair oil furnaces. Looked at in detail the new provincial regulations potentially also go for gas heating. Adopted on November 17, 2021 in Quebec, the regulations for banning oil-fired heating…

Disadvantages of OIL HEATING Systems being BANNED
Ecohome Sat, 12 Feb 2022 14:13:21 +0000 // News Heating with gas and oil Oil Quebec Heating Furnace Gas Boiler Ban Canada Cost USA Regulations Fossil fuels
How to repair drywall - fill holes, cracks and dents in walls like a pro //

One of the easiest DIY home improvement jobs you can do is repair small holes and dents in drywall. Fixing damaged drywall can be done with a few simple tools, see our Building Guide pages to learn how. DIY drywall repairs are an easy home improvement that pretty much anyone can handle. Cracks and dents in drywall…

How to REPAIR DRYWALL - jam that sticky white stuff in those holes folks
Ecohome Mon, 20 Dec 2021 14:20:56 +0000 // Guides Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces Filling holes in drywall Repairing drywall Drywall DIY How to guide
Faulty toilet flappers are the leading cause of leaking or running toilets, here's how to fix them //

Faulty toilet flappers leak a lot of water down the pan – they provide the seal for the flush valve and control the volume of water released to the bowl. The good news is they're a pretty easy DIY fix once you know how... Read on. Why fix a leaky toilet flapper? Another of the jobs that sat on my Honey-Do-List for…

Faulty Toilet Flappers Leak a Lot of Water - here's how to replace them
Ecohome Sun, 12 Dec 2021 23:28:00 +0000 // Guides Bathrooms Toilet Flapper Repairs Leaking Bathroom How to Renovation DIY Toilet Running Replace Replacement
COP26 and world carbon emissions by country per capita - which countries top the charts? //

It's a common misconception that Canada & the US are doing ok 'ish' on carbon emissions - as looked at in terms of absolute emissions the usual suspects are there on top. However, looking at per capita CO2 emissions reveals a different story. With the recent COP26 Global Climate Change Conference in Glasgow…

World carbon emissions by country global overview
Ecohome Mon, 06 Dec 2021 23:29:38 +0000 // Guides Lifestyle and environment World carbon emissions COP26 Per capita Greta thunberg Country CO2
Which is the best caulk or sealant for caulking windows and bathrooms etc? // 填塞物,嵌缝物,硅酮,密封剂——一种胶粘的东西在管子里用来密封窗户,门和填充建筑物的缝隙,有各种各样的类型——其中一些通常会沾到你的衣服上!在这里,我们看看哪种填塞物是最好的。哪一种是最好的填塞或密封胶? 使用填充物做密封,但哪种类型最好? Ecohome Fri, 19 Nov 2021 14:07:50 +0000 // Guides Air and vapour barriers Sealing Doors Windows Water Waterproofing Rainscreen Caulking Air Caulk Silicone Sealant 如何用不到1美元修理漏水的水龙头(并阻止水龙头滴水!) // 漏水或滴水的水龙头是一件痛苦的事,这就是为什么我们决定展示一个循序渐进的指南,告诉你用不到一美元就能修理浴室或厨房漏水的水龙头是多么容易——包括水龙头把手或顶部是否漏水。为什么要修理漏水的水龙头?One of the jobs that sat on my… How to Fix a Leaky or Dripping Faucet Easily Ecohome Tue, 09 Nov 2021 03:59:20 +0000 // Guides Bathrooms Dripping Repair Leaking Kitchen Leak Rubber Bathroom Replace Fix Quarter-turn Washer Washroom Tap washer Taps Drip DIY Faucets Seal Fridge organization - how to optimize fridges to reduce food waste (and why it matters) //

The amount of food wasted in North America is huge - but beyond the social implications of the "haves" and the "have nots," food waste is having a significant impact on climate change. Here's a comprehensive guide to organizing fridges at home. Did you know that there’s actually an ideal order or layout of how to…

How to organize food in your fridge to make it last longer
Ecohome Sat, 16 Oct 2021 19:38:46 +0000 // Guides Lifestyle and environment Spoil Ethylene Fridge Optimization Waste Methane Prévention Food Landfill Dump
Google Maps updated to show most eco friendly and fuel efficient routes first //

Google maps has now been updated to show the most eco friendly route to drivers, as well as adding additional information for bike routes, it's an interesting application of technology. Google just announced that effective immediately, the Google Maps app will feature the most eco-friendly routes for iOS and Android…

GOOGLE MAPS update - prioritizes ECO-Friendly ROUTES & Bikes
Ecohome Thu, 07 Oct 2021 15:13:30 +0000 // News Commuting Commuting Maps News Bike Green Eco Scooter Google Friendly
Home foundation trends in 2020 are encouraging for sustainability as slab on grade wins // 全美房屋建筑商协会刚刚完成了一项关于2020年美国房屋地基趋势的研究,结果既令人惊讶又令人鼓舞!平板基础显然是赢家。这是胜利的基础!The NAHB study showed that 65% of new single-family home… NAHB finds Slab on Grade Foundations are Most Popular in 2020 Ecohome Wed, 01 Sep 2021 05:40:19 +0000 // News New foundations and slab-on-grade Slab on grade Crawl space Crawlspace Basements 2020 Trends NAHB Frost walls Frost line 基金会 Frost Protected Shallow Foundations How to make Eco-friendly DIY laundry soap from Buckeyes / Horse Chestnuts //

See our DIY instructional video of how to make your own chemical-free laundry soap with Buckeyes, Horse nuts, Chestnuts or Conkers! Whatever you like to call them, we won't think you're nuts. DIY laundry soap made from Buckeyes/ Horse Chestnuts - who knew? The mission of Ecohome goes beyond providing sustainable and…

Home made DIY laundry detergent from buckeyes / horse chestnuts
Ecohome Tue, 31 Aug 2021 05:09:30 +0000 // Guides Lifestyle and environment Homemade Reduce Packaging Natural Safe DIY Laundry Non-toxic Soap Horse chestnut Buckeye Fragrance free How to Detergent
Formica Corporation Announces New Sustainability Goals, Targets Net Carbon Neutrality by 2030 //

Annual Sustainability Position Paper to detail Formica Corporation’s progress It has been conclusively shown that homebuyers are increasingly looking for green and energy efficient homes, not just for their own benefits but as members of a global community. Homes built with sustainable non-toxic building materials…

Formica targets Net Carbon Neutral countertop products for 2030
Ecohome Tue, 24 Aug 2021 19:23:31 +0000 // News
How Can We Help With Your Green Home Project? //

Visitors to Ecohome are looking for help & advice for their sustainable construction projects - well, it's our turn to ask for your help. By taking a few minutes to share some insights about your green construction goals, we can plan for the future. Ecohome is a global pioneer in promoting sustainable housing, and…

Help Us to Help You - 3 Min Survey - Why Eco Homes are the Future
Ecohome Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:02:07 +0000 // News Planning and Design Construction Green Homes Building Sustainable Survey Eco Homes Projects
Trump shower head rules reversed by Biden - Water Efficiency is Back ! //

Water efficiency is the smart use of our water resources through water-saving technologies and simple steps we can all take to Green up our homes. Using wat