Choosing a wood stove / Discussions

Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

...A wood stove can provide emergency heating during a grid failure, and above all, if staring at a flickering flame is something that will make you happy, then do...

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 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

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

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 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

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...and the resultant R-20+, using a sheathing with an additional R5 insulation is far from a top priority. And at $600/year in natural gas heating and a wood stove...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

How do you do insulation the outside of a log home?

...and following are some other pages that may be of value. All about air barriers Choosing a weather barrier How to install exterior cladding so walls can...

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