Domestic hot water / Discussions

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

...domestic hot water is a heat pump as well, we used an AO Smith air-to-water hybrid heat pump . The water heater sucks in the air from the home (which with the h...

Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 3 Responses

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?

...water thermal system in to supply heat for the basement in-floor system and also pre-heat the domestic hot water tank to reduce required electricity consumption...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Is there an update on your demo house solar air heater?

...domestic hot water? The solar air heating panels on our new demo house have unfortunately not arrived yet! We are told about a month, so hopefully we will see t...

Posted by dean c Oct. 24, 2020, 2 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Is hydronic slab heat appropriate in a super insulated home?

...water heat pump for domestic hot water and hydronic heat. I'm inclined to have the hydronic heat installed in the floor but I've heard that it's not necessary a...

Posted by Andrew Wright Feb. 3, 2021, 3:26 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

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

...hot water circulation loop which keeps the source of hot water closer to the fixtures. That will shorten the wait for hot water when you turn on a tap, and help...

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

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

...hot water (rather than hot air) through our radiant flooring; the up-front cost for panels and inverters is higher, but it seems to me the falling prices of PV ...

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

What type of framing is best to reduce CO2 emissions in a single family home?

...domestic hot water in summer months, so only after a full years cycle with the solar air heating panels will we know the true performance, but without a doubt i...

Posted by Rachel Rodd Sept. 28, 2020, 3:04 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses