Efficient water / Discussions

Which is the best way of sun heating an indoor public swimming pool?

...water uses (shower etc.). I am looking for a different way of efficient heating the water using the sun. Please give me information about this. Thank you in adv...

Posted by Ιωάννης Σταυρόπουλος March 29, 2020, 12:50 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

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

...water heaters But speaking even just for your domestic hot water needs, I would suggest the bigger one. The thing about a hybrid heat pump water heater is tha...

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

Should I install two small electric hot water heaters - ones or big one?

...water heater. Here are our pages about home water efficiency , choosing low-flow fixtures and toilets , water-efficient showerheads and heat pump water heater...

Posted by Shaun B June 28, 2019, 2:14 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...water heater with a coil of black PVC Pipe. That is a rather simple matter of having a coil of tube facing south to pump water through and then return to your...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

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

...efficient system, and home temperatures tend to vary more when wood is the primary heat source. It also requires that you be there to continually feed the fire....

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

Halo Exterra rigid exterior insulation - has anyone work with it?

...efficient renovations will be. The following page will help you understand some of the risks and find the best way forward - The easiest way to insulate walls...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

How do you know when its time to replace windows?

...water damage, remove and replace the insulation, and make sure it is well-sealed against air leakage at that point. Some people use spray foam for air sealing...

Posted by Ted Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

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

...water to water geothermal systems, so I would recommend that route, either with new rads, or if you could check on used material sites for some old classic ones...

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

What are your thoughts about incorporating natural ventilation techniques into the heating/cooling/ventilation design of a house?

...efficient house May we ask where you are located? The level of success you would have using natural ventilation to save energy for heating and cooling would be ...

Posted by dean c Jan. 18, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...water pipe s can show a savings of up to 20% on your total water heating costs . There are a few products used for insulating water lines , like a simple foam...

Posted by Cooper Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

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

...efficient and so we rely primarily on that to heat the air of the home. The domestic hot water is a heat pump as well, we used an AO Smith air-to-water hybrid...

Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What is the best type of heating system?

...efficient . In fact, in your case it may actually be ‘less’ efficient since increasing the temperature of the concrete will increase the rate of heat loss to th...

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

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...water is leaking into the refrigerant that is a pretty significant and costly failure, if refrigerant is leaking into water than is less serious and can probabl...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Can hydronic radiant heating be a complete heating solution for a home?

...water heat pumps so that I may enjoy radiant heating and cooling. And to answer your questions, the answer is yes to both. It is a new construction on a foundat...

Posted by Jeremy Peters Dec. 16, 2019, 1:13 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...water tables, emergency service access, and close enough to a community so you could have someone on call that can attend to your home regularly. Super-insula...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...water enters the basement. Does this create a problem within the new wall? Other questions: How do I adequately insulate around water meters, electrical pan...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...efficient to hook the heat pump in to the ducting, rather than a wall mounted unit (like the Mitsubishi Mr Slim in your video)? Thanks very much. Love what yo...

Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses