Electric heat / Discussions

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

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 would you say 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 Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 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

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 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

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

How do you do insulation the outside of a log home?

...heat it mostly with a masonry wood stove, backed up by an electric boiler. it's built on a slab with radiant hot water heating. I want to increase the efficienc...

Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...heaters Air-heated slab floors Off-grid heating solutions Passive solar home design Choosing the right wood stove Off-grid living blog: heating system...

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

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

...heated with an electric boiler , it is a separate system than the heat pump . The intention of the heated floor is primary to ensure comfort and happy feet, the...

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

I have chronic illness from the air quality of my home, can you help determine if I need to replace the HVAC system?

...electric isn't grounded (tech North America's electrical grounding isn't grounded properly anyway (need to lower EMFs), gain access to attic, remediate, add air...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

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

...heat can be a complete heating solution for a home, but to do so successfully there are considerations. Any radiant floor heating system (gas or electric, hydro...

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

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...heated Edelweiss Demonstration house that covers the basic principles of passive heating and cooling concept and design. Hi, thanks for the response. I've spoke...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

Why do my radiators make a crackling sound?

...Electric baseboard heaters often make cracking noises, for example when they are turned on after a long shutdown, or simply when they start heating again when t...

Posted by heather Dec. 11, 2017, 1:48 p.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses