I recently bought a home and have yet to spend a winter in it, so it is only just now that I turned on the heat and I'm a bit concerned - they make a crackling sound when they operate, does that mean they are malfunctioning and need to be replaced? I’m just concerned that it may be a fire risk, thanks.
- Mechanical systems
- Heating and cooling
- Heating with electricity
- Efficient heating
- Efficient Heat
- Electric heat
- Electric radiators
What would you say is the most comfortable heating system for a home?
Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses
Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?
Posted by Ryan Peterson May 1, 2018, 11:51 a.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses
Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?
Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses
What is the best type of radiant floor heating for a garage?
Posted by J.F. March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses
What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?
Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses
What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?
Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses
Should I install two small electric hot water heaters - ones or big one?
Posted by Shaun B June 28, 2019, 2:14 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses
Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?
Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses
What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?
Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses
What flooring options work with a passive solar design?
Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses
What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?
Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses
Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?
Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses
Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?
Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses
What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?
Posted by Colleen Blak Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses
How do you calculate window height and location for passive solar heating?
Posted by Daniel Gardener Sept. 12, 2019, 8:54 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses
What is the payout for converting from gas heat to electric heat?
Posted by Fred Beaulac Jan. 24, 2020, 10:38 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses
How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?
Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses
What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?
Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses
Can you help trouble shoot my Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home?
Posted by L Dingwall May 24, 2018, 11:06 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses
What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?
Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses