I have a 1500 sq ft home just north of Toronto, Ontario. I recently installed a cold climate air source heat pump furnace. I am getting confliciting information about temperature control. Is it best to set the ASHP furnace at one temperature all day? Or set it back at night and during the work day?
In solar passive design, is it possible to calculate how far back into the home the winter sun will penetrate ?
Posted by Daniel Gardener Sept. 12, 2019, 8:54 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses
Could solar thermal air system be coupled to existing HRV for heating the incoming fresh air?
Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses
Electric Hot Water Heaters - should I install two smaller ones or big one?
Posted by Shaun B June 28, 2019, 2:14 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses
Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does the plastic vapor barrier go??
Posted by Les Poldark Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses
How much insulation if any should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement
Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses
Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?
Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses
Looking for great reasonably priced way to heat an off grid home
Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 1 Responses
Starting from scratch in a Victorian row house: how should I heat/cool my home?
Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses
What is the best option for building our next resilient home?
Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 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 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
I want to insulate the outside of my house and I'd like to know which type of insulation you think is best.
Posted by Anonymous Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses
Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?
Posted by Anonymous April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses
HVAC replacement for old home? Chronic illness (air quality) being key importance...
Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses
When I use my stove hood I get smoke odours in my home, is that due to negative pressure and how do I fix it?
Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 12:37 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses