Electric / Discussions

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

...electric heat option, i.e. baseboard heating, electric forces air furnace. Heating with electricity is usually a more environmentally friendly option to natur...

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

How could I convert my hydronic gas heated floors to electric heated floors?

...electric radiant floor, I have one myself, so yes, electric radiant floor boilers exist.

Posted by Betty Potter-Collins June 7, 2020, 8:20 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

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 1 Responses

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

...electricity of gas, how efficient they are really depends on how you heat your home . Where is your home located? Are you switching your heat to electric as wel...

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

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

...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 and locate it near...

Posted by Shaun B June 28, 2019, 2:14 p.m. Hot water 2 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 Baird Dec. 11, 2017, 1:48 p.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

What is the best brand for ductless mini-split HVAC system?

...electric ductless mini split system as I'm undergoing a remodel of my home and making all appliances electric. 1) Is this a good idea? 2) what is the best brand...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 11:22 p.m. Heating and cooling 2 Responses

Are saltwater home batteries availability in the USA?

...electric storage capacity, where can I find one? Saltwater home batteries for power storage is a very promising technology that we were really excited about see...

Posted by David Meckes April 11, 2020, 5:13 p.m. Renewable energy 1 Responses

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

...electricity or gas, so any difference in operational cost would be determined by your local gas and electricity rates. Quebec electricity rates are among the lo...

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

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

I am looking to install an AO smith 50 gallon voltex hybrid electric water heater to heat domestic and pex infloor heat in my home. I have 3200 square feet on ...

Posted by Greg Anderson Dec. 19, 2018, 5:44 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 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 underfloor insulation type for radiant floor heat?

...electric underfloor heating under laminate flooring. Can you help me choose the best type of insulation (both underlay and overlay of the electric heating syste...

Posted by David Irwin July 12, 2020, 6:48 a.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

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

...electric baseboard and a wood stove centrally located in basement. Electric hot water system (NOT a rented utility-owned tank). I am wondering about possibili...

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

How can I heat a bedroom above a garage?

...electric wire system from within the garage. We have solar so the cost is less important than reducing our gas bill / impact. In fact we mostly rely on baseboar...

Posted by Steve Dulmage April 30, 2020, 9:18 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

What is the best solar water heating system?

...electric backup; or an hybrid electric heat pump HWH powered by my PV? I notice you also write about the outdoor compressor that goes with the heat pump, the SA...

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

What are the HRV or ERV options for 40-yr 2-storey 2000 sq ft home?

...electric-wood forced hot air system For a house of its age and depreciation, and our likely ten additional years ownership, the investment of $4000 is too hig...

Posted by T Newell July 17, 2020, 1:59 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

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

...electric baseboards, and one Samsung mini-split heat pump (sounding sick and old and noisy) at the top of the stairwell, one woodburning fireplace on the main f...

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