Air source / 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?

...air dryer ”. But there’s savings to be had in building costs as well, because you can reduce the size of the heating system, and you certainly don’t need that m...

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

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

...air-source heat pump is far more efficient and so we rely primarily on that to heat the air of the home. The domestic hot water is a heat pump as well, we use...

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

Can you build a water-to-Air Heat Pump with a large storage tank and well water?

...source heat pump could you pull water (I'm on a well) into a large tank and use a water-to-air heat pump. I live in a cold climate so in the winter the water wi...

Posted by Doug Edmondson Feb. 29, 2020, 3:32 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 0 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

Why is there Mould on particle board outside vapor barrier on new addition?

...air conditioning the space. Here is another important page to read – Never Install Air-Conditioning in a Home with a Vapor Barrier You will read there about...

Posted by Christine ML June 7, 2020, 1:35 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

I have chronic illness from the air quality of my home, can you help determine if I need to replace the HVAC system?

...air quality- some return air/vents were completely blocked off by some not very intelligent homeowners - so air isn't moving properly in home. The electric is...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

How do you install a ground loop for an HRV?

...source (ground loop fluid) to effect the greatest change on the air after it has partially been cooled by the HRV. This loop could also be used by a SHWH to hea...

Posted by Lee Watt July 10, 2018, 12:43 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Does a low radon air reading necessarily = low radon in well water?

...air-borne source, despite the fact that our water may (as you say) be the sole source for whatever small amount that remains in our household air. Further, our ...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 4, 2020, 1:45 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

What kind of non-toxic exterior sheathing can be used in place of plywood?

...source a non-toxic one if you like, but typically it doesn't have a measurable impact on interior air quality. There is an interior grade plywood called Purebon...

Posted by pier charter June 4, 2020, 1:12 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

What is better for a small slab on grade foundation: water (glycol) or electrical radiant heat?

...source, being electric or gas. Then get a few quotes from local installers. Another option would be air heated radiant floors , which is provided by a company...

Posted by Mark Dixon July 7, 2020, 2:56 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

What is the best type of radiant floor heating for a garage?

...sources in Ontario, but it is the most common heat source in Quebec. An Ontario resident installing a radiant floor would probably choose hydronic with a gas bo...

Posted by J.F. March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is the payout for converting from gas heat to electric heat?

...air furnace. Heating with electricity is usually a more environmentally friendly option to natural gas, and certainly more so than heating with oil, though so...

Posted by Fred Beaulac Jan. 24, 2020, 10:38 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...air out of the house. To stop your chimney from being a major source of heat loss you need to insulate inside the chimney from the top and bottom, in addition t...

Posted by Gord Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

...source of humidity in the air. Humid air not feels cooler, but heating humid air requires more energy than heating dry air. So that 6-mil poly membrane is essen...

Posted by Randy Christensen Dec. 10, 2019, 12:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...source of moisture is not interior humidity in the air, it's the wet ground and (or) the concrete itself. Here is an article that will better help you underst...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 8 Responses

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

...air is leaking in and out and see what reasonable measures I could take to insulate or prevent air leaks. We paid around $200 for an audit and discovered that a...

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