Air to water heat pump / Discussions

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

...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 will be m...

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

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

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

...water heater just died and it is near expiry date so it needs to be replaced. We have been looking to install an air-conditioner with a mini-split ductless syst...

Posted by Réal Paquin May 28, 2020, 12:44 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 0 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

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 are your thoughts about incorporating natural ventilation techniques into the heating/cooling/ventilation design of a house?

...heat pump water heater . It also has a ductless mini-split heat pump that operates in coolin g mode , but the house stays cool enough without even using it.

Posted by dean c Jan. 18, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

What is the best way to build a slab on grade on bedrock?

...water around the perimeter and below can drain to daylight you’re probably going to be in great shape. You’d need to have it designed by an engineer of course s...

Posted by peter owen Oct. 31, 2019, 3:33 p.m. Slab on Grade 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

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

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

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

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 2 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

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...to build a home with consideration put towards soil quality, water tables, emergency service access, and close enough to a community so you could have someone o...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?

...water to drain into it. A sump will have a float just like in the back of your toilet. With a toilet the float will shut off the water when it is full, where a ...

Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 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 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