Cheater Valve Used for Venting

Cheater Valve Used for Venting. This is a common issue that I have often wrote about as it confuses some Home Inspectors. Cheater Valves, a.k.a. air admittance valves are addressed by the Ontario Building Code and may be used when installed in compliance with the...

Your Homes Heating and Air Conditioning System

There are many different types of standard heating systems. Central heating is often used in cold climates to heat private houses and public buildings. Such a system contains a boiler, furnace, or heat pump to heat water, steam, or air, all in a central location such...

Moisture In Your Home

Moisture in your home can be a problem when there is either too much or too little. Humidity is the amount of moisture or water vapour in the air. People tend to feel more comfortable when the relative humidity is between 35-50%. High levels of humidity can cause...

Air Barriers and Moisture in Your Home

Air Barrier – Its Design and Purpose by the Orillia Home Inspector In Ontario the air barrier in a home is installed under the authority of the Ontario Building 9.25.4.3. Installation of Vapour Barriers (1) Vapour barriers shall be installed to protect the entire...

Your Building Envelope – by the Orillia Home Inspector

What is a Building Envelope   A building envelope is the separation between the interior and the exterior environments of a building . It serves as the outer shell to protect the indoor environment as well as to facilitate its climate control . Building envelope...