This project is a beautiful single detached home in Minto’s Arcadia development in Kanata. The house is equipped with many modern features including home automation and its own electric power generation through photovoltaic (solar) panels on the roof. Of particular interest to us was the fact that we were able to deploy our newest AeroBarrier system (AeroBarrier Connects) which represents the latest generation of AeroBarrier technology. The new Connects system performed well and our operators got a chance to know what to expect from the new equipment. All-in-all, a productive day on site working on a great project. Thank you to Minto for allowing us to be part of the team for another CHEO Dream Home.
Before we started sealing the house with AeroBarrier it tested at 1.89 air changes per hour (at 50 Pa). This a good starting point, and well below the industry average airtightness. After 3.5 hours of sealing time, the house came in at 0.59 air changes per hour (at 50 Pa). What this means to the future owner is that this house will be easier to heat in winter, cool in summer and will have reduced drafts when compared to other houses. The house is equipped with a whole-house ventilation system, and that means the indoor air will be nice and fresh all year round.