Boiler / Discussions

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...boiler/electric furnace option (for radiant infloor heat in the basement and forced air heat on the main floor. I met with the plumber and the heating guys 2 ...

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

How could I convert my hydronic gas heated floors to electric heated floors?

...boiler to an electrically-powered boiler there should be no problem doing that, so I’m not sure what I’m missing. But if you’ve been told that by an HVAC instal...

Posted by Betty Potter-Collins June 7, 2020, 8:20 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

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

On a small footprint foundation (26 x 19 feet) what is better and/or more economical for radiant heat? I am hesitating between water with a micro boiler or ele...

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

What is the best solar water heating system?

I live in NM where the temperature gets below freezing in winter and around 100 degrees in summer. In my small mechanical room I have a propane boiler and an i...

Posted by Geri Rhodes July 6, 2018, 3:35 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

...boiler that heats water for hot water uses and the water that flows through floor pipes providing radiant heating. The floor heating is the only space heating w...

Posted by Jennifer Smith March 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

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

...boiler heated house. Can we combine our efforts? I think you may be referring to this article here perhaps about the Edelweiss House where we used an air source...

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

How do insulate the outside of a log home?

...boiler. it's built on a slab with radiant hot water heating. I want to increase the efficiency of the house by insulating the outside. What I have in mind is ve...

Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...boiler for a hydronic floor can be powered by either electricity or gas, so any difference in operational cost would be determined by your local gas and electri...

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

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

...boiler , it is a separate system than the heat pump . The intention of the heated floor is primary to ensure comfort and happy feet, the air-source heat pump is...

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

How do you add an Air Exchanger to a house with Hot Water Heat?

...boiler and either radiators spaced around the house or perhaps a radiant floor, my answer would be the same either way. Radiant heating systems in homes don’t...

Posted by Bob Engelhart June 17, 2020, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 3 Responses

Should I be considering 66 or 80 gallon heat pump water heater?

...boiler for the floor, and one that is sized to meet the heat load of a building that size. Here is out page that covers that topic, have a read - All about he...

Posted by Greg Anderson Dec. 19, 2018, 5:44 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

What is the best type of home heating system?

...boiler system with radiators. The costs are substantial. Hi Jennifer, If I understand correctly, you’re doing a radiant floor in the basement but it isn’t liv...

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

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...boiler for in floor radiant heat and as efficient HRV as I can find for a reasonable price. I've read that ERV's got a bad rap in cold weather when they first c...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

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

...boiler, any valves, etc.). If the slab is un-heated, it will always be cooler than the air in the room, regardless of the amount of insulation. The Le...

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