Choosing a heating source / Discussions

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 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 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 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

What would you say 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 Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 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

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