Choosing a heating source / Discussions

What is your recommendation for an air source heat pump?

...ach Manitoba....Thank you. To learn more about how to choose a heat pump see this page . I would point out that for Manitoba, Canada you would want a heat pump ...

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

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

...at link above, and we were really happy with it. That one is not ducted, and it has an infrared sensor that tracks occupants to provide additional heating and c...

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

What is the best type of heating system?

...anada, 47% of homes are heated with natural gas, and 37% are heated with electricity. The rest are a mix of wood, pellets, oil and propane , and a very small am...

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

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...Air leakage is another issue that will make a home feel drafty and cool, particularly away from radiators. But to get back to you actual question - • Radian...

Posted by Catharine Jans Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?

...away with less, we would not recommend heating a slab on grade in any Canadian climate with any less than four inches of foam insulation. Six inches and sometim...

Posted by Colleen Blak Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

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

...ave solar-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 ...

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

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

...ab on grade prefab kits with air heated radiant floors . We were really happy with it, and they are available all across the US. You can read more here about th...

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

How do you install a ground loop for an HRV?

...at you mean by a ‘second ground loop’ after the system but I’ll take a shot at an explanation anyway. The intake and exhaust direction never change, so what lea...

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

How do you deal with a house under negative pressure?

...age on balancing air pressure in a home - House Air Tightness - Why Balancing Air Pressure is Essential On air pressure, there is clearly a balance problem ...

Posted by Connie Taylor April 16, 2020, 1:41 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

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

...at and 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...

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

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

...ave lower heating bills , that’s a no brainer becaues on average they are 90% more efficient, and as they love saying, “ you can heat a Passive House with a hai...

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