Electric heat / Discussions

Can you install electric wire in floor heat cables and cork flooring?

...electrical heating cable laid under 4inches of concrete and I will be on time of day rates so the concrete heats up at night. I have R35 in walls and R60 in cei...

Posted by C Whitby Aug. 7, 2020, 6:43 p.m. Flooring and stairs 2 Responses

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

...heat). The heat loss between the two lighting options must be made up by some other electric heat option, i.e. baseboard heating, electric forces air furnace. ...

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

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

...heat your home . Where is your home located? Are you switching your heat to electric as well? And how clean is the electricity in the grid where you are? Heat p...

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

Why are Legalett air heated floors better than electric mats?

...heated foundation system better than radiant heat mats which are electric and nothing is wasted heating the air

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 17, 2020, 9:28 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 0 Responses

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

...electric water heater to heat domestic and pex infloor heat in my home. I have 3200 square feet on main level and 2600 square feet on second level. I would say ...

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

Which radiant floor heat is best?

...electric – the efficiency of electric resistance heating doesn’t change based on how it’s delivered. A baseboard heater, hair dryer, toaster, boiler or electric...

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 25, 2020, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

What is the best type of radiant floor heating for a garage?

...electricity there would be virtually no difference in operational cost between those two systems. Any form of electric resistance heat generation (heated floors...

Posted by J.F. March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...electricity is pretty cheap so I'm looking for another electric source and not looking to switch to gas. The problem may have less to do with the source of heat...

Posted by Catharine Jans Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

What is better for a small slab on grade foundation: water (glycol) or electrical radiant heat?

...electric, whether than is electric wires or a liquid (hydronic) system with an electric boiler. See more here about why Heating with electricity is the cleanest...

Posted by Mark Dixon July 7, 2020, 2:56 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

What is the best way to heat a home with solar panels?

...electricity what would be the best method of heating the house. Most people in this area seem to use propane for heat but we are thinking in floor heat and an e...

Posted by Oliver Williamson Oct. 26, 2020, 2:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 0 Responses

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

...heating (no system on the tubes yet). Existing heat is electric baseboard and a wood stove centrally located in basement. Electric hot water system (NOT a rente...

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

What is the best solar water heating system?

...heating water--a system such as the Vitosol that works with my boiler but kicks in first; a Vitosol with electric backup; or an hybrid electric heat pump HWH po...

Posted by Geri Rhodes July 6, 2018, 3:35 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

What heating system to use in my new detached garage/shop?

...electric. Hydronic is about 3300$ and the electric, around 2000$. I will keep the garage at a low temperature (around 12C) and will also have a small wood sto...

Posted by David Perreault Dec. 4, 2020, 10:23 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 0 Responses

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

...heaters will be electric, perhaps heat pump style. Should I consider two hot water heaters, one at each end of the house or go with a larger hot water heater an...

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

How do you build an air heated concrete slab?

...heat to keep the house comfortable with out any gas or electric heating. The plan is to prevent the sun entering in the summer and allow it to shine in in the w...

Posted by Matt Wisniewski Dec. 27, 2020, 6:27 p.m. Passive solar home design 0 Responses

What is your recommendation for an air source heat pump?

...heat pump that will tie into my existing duct work. It appears Mitsubishi Electric does not currently sell this product and I believe their heat pumps to be the...

Posted by Martin Dandeneau July 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...electric furnace option (for radiant infloor heat in the basement and forced air heat on the main floor. I met with the plumber and the heating guys 2 days ag...

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

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

...heating/cooling: extra-old electric baseboards, and one Samsung mini-split heat pump (sounding sick and old and noisy) at the top of the stairwell, one woodburn...

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