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Electric Hot Water Heaters - should I install two smaller 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

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

...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 it ...

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

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...water pipes 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 sh...

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

Details regarding 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

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

Looking for great reasonably priced 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 1 Responses

Advice for replacing old 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 Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 p.m. Windows and doors 1 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

Starting from scratch in a Victorian row house: how should I heat/cool my home?

...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 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

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
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