In our rush to convert from incandescent to LED, nobody has included the cost of replacing heat generated from incandescent bulbs to the lower heat given off by LED lights. What is good for Australia (getting rid of heat), is not as desirable as in Canada (wanting more heat). The heat loss between the two lighting options must be made up by some other electric heat option, i.e. baseboard heating, electric forces air furnace.
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What is better for a small slab on grade foundation: water (glycol) or electrical radiant heat?
Posted by Mark Dixon July 7, 2020, 2:56 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses
Can I see details about the heating and domestic hot water systems of the Edelweiss house?
Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 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 most comfortable heating system for a home?
Posted by Catharine Jans Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 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 right amount of insulation for a house?
Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses
What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?
Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses
Do I need to insulate under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation?
Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses
What is the best brand for ductless mini-split HVAC system?
Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 11:22 p.m. Heating and cooling 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
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
In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?
Posted by janis hobson Dec. 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses
How much insulation 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
What is the best underfloor insulation type for radiant floor heat?
Posted by David Irwin July 12, 2020, 6:48 a.m. Heating and cooling 1 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
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
Can hydronic radiant heating be a complete heating solution for a home?
Posted by Jeremy Peters Dec. 16, 2019, 1:13 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses
What are the options for radiant heat with a slab on grade?
Posted by August Wehrmann Feb. 3, 2019, 6:52 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 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
Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?
Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses