Air to water heat pump / Discussions

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

...to 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 ...

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

Is hydronic slab heat appropriate in a super insulated home?

...to utilize a Sanden air-to-water heat pump for domestic hot water and hydronic heat. I'm inclined to have the hydronic heat installed in the floor but I've hear...

Posted by Andrew Wright Feb. 3, 2021, 3:26 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

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

...air to water heat pump water heater? Increased efficiency with an air source heat pump and heat pump water heater working in tandem A heat pump water heater...

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

We are looking to build a slab on grade, do we need radiant heat?

...water heater + pump. For future-proofing reasons, I would encourage you to embed the pipe (either for air or water) now, even if it's not attached to a heatin...

Posted by Scott Self Sept. 21, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 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

Can I reclaim old triple slider windows?

...to what you're suggesting – a 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 woul...

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

How do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...heat pumps (see here) that may help you. In our demo houses we have used mini-split heat pumps as well as a heat pump water heater and we've been very happy wit...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 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 heat an off grid home?

...toward using an oversized PV solar array to run a heat pump to store and circulate hot water (rather than hot air) through our radiant flooring; the up-front co...

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

What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...to run a house wide plenum for the ERV alone? And if that's the case, would it be more efficient to hook the heat pump in to the ducting, rather than a wall mou...

Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...to remove the moldy insulation and re-insulate, as well as taking steps to mitigate water infiltration into the basement. A house that old would not have any va...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

Can basement walls to dry to the inside with foam board?

...top and bottom? I did air seal all sill plates already and installed new windows. My dehumidifier is an 80gallon heat pump hot water heater which makes the ro...

Posted by Tim Hanrahan Aug. 20, 2020, 12:34 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...heating, water heating, cooking, drying etc) So the whole house electrical load (heating, water heating, cooking, clothes drying - everything ) comes to under $...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...to the solar air heated radiant floor that we just built for our new demonstration house. it would be easier I think to provide solar heat to an air heated floo...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...heat in the basement and forced air heat on the main floor. I met with the plumber and the heating guys 2 days ago and have been trying to sort out what the b...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What is the best type of home heating system?

...heating rate lower. We built a demo house in Quebec that is all electric, and the entire electrical load (stove, water heater, lighting, heating) comes to jus...

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

My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?

...to heat. I was advised to insulate the top portion of the foundation (the top third) but the wall is not insulated at all. And on the bottom of the walls there ...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses