Air source heat pump / Discussions

What is your recommendation for an air source heat pump?

...air to air heat pump. What do you recomend? I live in Hillside beach Manitoba....Thank you. To learn more about how to choose a heat pump see this page . I woul...

Posted by Martin Dandeneau July 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Should I use an air source heat pump in a Passive House?

...heat pump ,HRV, Radiant heat in the slab and a wood stove. do I need all this or can I do it wish just the heat pump? Or can you advise me on a better system to...

Posted by Iain cunningham March 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

Can I see details about the heating and domestic hot water systems of the Edelweiss house?

...heat the air of the home. The domestic hot water is a heat pump as well, we used an AO Smith air-to-water hybrid heat pump . The water heater sucks in the air...

Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?

...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...

Posted by Ryan Peterson May 1, 2018, 11:51 a.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses

Can you install tubing under a slab on grade foundation to extract heat in winter?

...source heat pump be put under a slab on grade prefab form foundation kit to extract winter heat? We generally recommend people check with an engineer for any su...

Posted by Jennifer Cole Aug. 28, 2019, 11:34 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Air source heat pumps: Which brand has the best performance?

...air source system in the 24,000 BTU range. Suggestions? When looking for a heat pump for a home, we would recommend checking the specs page on whatever heat p...

Posted by Mike Brigham Jan. 22, 2020, 9:25 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What does it take to get a water heater air-conditioner and heater mini-split?

...air source heat pump as well as an air to water heat pump water heater? Increased efficiency with an air source heat pump and heat pump water heater working i...

Posted by Réal Paquin May 28, 2020, 12:44 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What is the best heat pump hot water heater for an all electric house?

...heat pump water heater we installed to help achieve LEED V4 Platimum in a demonstration home – Air to air heat pump and heat pump water heater working in tand...

Posted by Babak K Aug. 1, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

In Ottawa, are geothermal heat pumps efficient?

...heating (GSHP) worth the investment for homes? And here is a page comparing the effectiveness of air source heat pumps (ASHP) and ground source heat pumps (GS...

Posted by John Ioannou July 20, 2020, 12:19 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Can hydronic radiant heating be a complete heating solution for a home?

...air source heat pump and heat pump water heater in our Edelweiss House (not to mention passive heating), and while some may think it to be overkill, we like the...

Posted by Jeremy Peters Dec. 16, 2019, 1:13 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

Is there any risk to a concrete foundation from adding interior insulation?

...heat pump. A heat pump is a very efficient source of heat, read more here . It's concrete with parging. According to the home inspection, "no signifcant deficie...

Posted by Drew Tozer Jan. 5, 2021, 12:57 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

Can you install electric wire in floor heat cables and cork flooring?

...heated with an air source heat pump , we don’t run the floor often, or at very high temperatures when we do. But we did choose materials that were safe for inst...

Posted by C Whitby Aug. 7, 2020, 6:43 p.m. Flooring and stairs 2 Responses

How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

...heat sources rather than trying to insulate if there is any risk at all of structural damage, meaning things like Geothermal or just an air source heat pump. Ag...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

Can I reclaim old triple slider windows?

...heat pump water heater would help, but first I'd be looking at an air source / air to air heat pump . But tell me more if you would about those EPS shutters, th...

Posted by Keanan Toews Jan. 20, 2019, 1:01 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

...air source heat pump and a heat pump water heater working in tandem . Our latest demo house we used a solar air heated floor from Legalett, they provide engin...

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...heating/cooling: extra-old electric baseboards, and one Samsung mini-split heat pump (sounding sick and old and noisy) at the top of the stairwell, one woodburn...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best type of home heating system?

...heating fuel is. 60% of U.S. homes are heated with natural gas , 25% with electricity . In Canada, 47% of homes are heated with natural gas, and 37% are heate...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...heated air panels feeding air tubes in the slab floor. Solar air heating panels are a lot less hassle and risk than solar water heating panels, and a lot more a...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses