Convert / Discussions

What is the payout for converting from gas heat to electric heat?

In our rush to convert from incandescent to LED, nobody has included the cost of replacing heat generated from incandescent bulbs to the lower heat given off b...

Posted by Fred Beaulac Jan. 24, 2020, 10:38 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

...Converting a cottage to a 4-season home is not an easy feat, particularly in less-than-balmy Alberta, but it of course can be done. And retrofitting an existing...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

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

...convert your radiant floor from a gas-powered boiler to an electrically-powered boiler there should be no problem doing that, so I’m not sure what I’m missing. ...

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

What is the best heat pump hot water heater for an all electric house?

...convert my house to all electric energy. Do you recommend tankless water heater or a water heater tank? What is the best brand for water heater? Highest quality...

Posted by Babak K Aug. 1, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Can my shallow crawl space be converted to a slab foundation?

...converting to a slab foundation and how might I go about it? Yes, you can convert a crawl space into a slab on grade foundation , it just isn’t a particularly c...

Posted by Sian O'Keefe Aug. 15, 2020, 12:52 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can you create a passive wine cellar by insulating and air sealing a crawl space?

...convert the entire crawlspace to a wine cellar. In this case, I would seal the vents, and I think I would apply vapor barrier towards the outside of the exterio...

Posted by JC Wong April 2, 2021, 6:50 p.m. Crawl spaces 5 Responses

Can you jack up a cottage and build a slab on grade underneath it?

...convert the old basement into a thermal battery. Perhaps this is not your area of expertise so I shall seek the answer elsewhere. Thanks again. If you raise you...

Posted by William Rae June 6, 2021, 12:23 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

How do you stop wind from blowing under a house on piers?

...convert it in a way into a crawlspace. A house on piers should have a sufficiently-insulated floor (one would hope), so the idea of containing air underneath ...

Posted by Robert Boyle Oct. 17, 2021, 12:11 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Can a manufactured home be retrofitted with hempcrete?

...convert it into a cute tiny house with wood siding. You can even put a pitched roof over top and you can fill the wall cavities with whatever insulation type yo...

Posted by Chryss James Nov. 19, 2020, 9:06 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses