Electricity / Discussions

Does electricity free pellet stove comes in 23'' or less to fit my wall ?

...electricity free pellet stove longer or same as for pellet stove that needs electricity ? Thank you Most wood pellet stoves use electricity to operate , so ...

Posted by Peter Kutschy April 21, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 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

Will evacuated thermal solar tubes work for a greenhouse in winter?

...electricity required (winter doesnt have much sun for solar panels) could you tell me if and how this would work, price and what equipment i would need? thanks!...

Posted by Solus Lee Una Feb. 22, 2021, 6:09 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

What is the best insulation for a small energy neutral home project?

...electricity and rain/lake water for water. I want the house to be as well insulated as possible so I have to generate less electricity, so I'm wondering what so...

Posted by Dan Gull Nov. 11, 2019, 6:40 a.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 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

Is an HRV or ERV system best in a cold climate?

...electricity load to a minimum because we will be generating our own power and not buying it, would you recommend we choose an HRV or ERV unit for our cold / hot...

Posted by Michael Duncan Nov. 14, 2019, 3:53 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What is the best solar water heating system?

...electricity. Which would be better (more sustainable) for me for heating water--a system such as the Vitosol that works with my boiler but kicks in first; a Vit...

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?

...electricity as I can because I won't use it everyday and it is detached to the house. I like electric radiant floor because it is cheaper but I also like hydron...

Posted by David Perreault Dec. 4, 2020, 10:23 a.m. 0 Responses

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

...electricity consumption. I have a lead on where I can acquire a steel rack enclosed - crated heavy plastic storage tank "pallet" design that could be very helpf...

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

What is the best type of home heating system?

...electricity . In Canada, 47% of homes are heated with natural gas, and 37% are heated with electricity. The rest are a mix of wood, pellets, oil and propane , a...

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

What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?

...electricity, no natural gas or propane. Our design calls for up to 16" thick walls, slab on grade, triple glazed windows, and a traditional sloped roof (not fla...

Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

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

...electricity in rare cases of high demand for hot water. A larger reservoir would mean a greater chance that it can stay in heat pump mode, so to that end you ...

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

Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

...electricity free wood pellet stove for off-grid use or during power outages, see here © Ecohome

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...electricity How to build a solar air heating panel DIY video Using a compost pile to heat domestic water That is really just a start, you still need to ...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

What are the ingredient for making a dyi Water battery?

In addition, i hear about lithium-ion and magnesium but is there other material with high storage energy? There are different types of battery as you mention, ...

Posted by louis-jacques Wens Dec. 10, 2020, 8:32 a.m. Electricity 1 Responses

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

...electricity is usually a more environmentally friendly option to natural gas, and certainly more so than heating with oil , though sometimes the cost of electri...

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