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

...feed from the outdoors to the back of the woodstove. A lot of people omit that one crucial feature, and in doing so you will depressurize your home every time y...

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

What does it take to get a water heater air-conditioner and heater mini-split?

...feed a heat pump water heater in the Edelweiss LEED Platinum Demo house , and since with was a superior building envelope the water pump did provide a noticeabl...

Posted by Réal Paquin May 28, 2020, 12:44 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

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

...feed the heat directly into the floor. Here are a few pages that may offer you some ideas and inspiration. Understanding thermal batteries Solar air heate...

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

How do you deal with a house under negative pressure?

...feed the return vent just outside the bedroom door. But the real solution for properly balanced ventilation in your home, would be to have an HVAC contractor ...

Posted by Connie Taylor April 16, 2020, 1:41 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

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

...feed the fire. They’re fun to sit around and excellent to have in an emergency but they are a bit of a hassle. I speak from experience here, I like my wood stov...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

How do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...feed from the outside that may help keep the indoor air pressure balanced. Thank you for your response, great information! I looked at the video on ERV's...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses

What is the best septic system if we plan on using the hydraloop

...feed it from adjacent cottages. And conceptually speaking, given that you have 14 acres, is it safe to assume you have no municipal water supply and you will ...

Posted by Genevieve Brunet Sept. 9, 2020, 9:16 p.m. Greywater Recycling 2 Responses

Can you put a fireplace in a hyper sealed plastic wrapped A rated home?

...feed from outside. If you have a sealed air feed to a woodstove that provides air from the outside then it will not depressurize your home, it will simply act...

Posted by Kerry Forides Sept. 24, 2020, 2:46 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses

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

...feed hot water from a long distance. The upfront cost of heat pump water heaters would be quite a burden, so I wouldn’t do that for both, but maybe for one of...

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

How do you install a ground loop for an HRV?

...feed pre-heated or pre-cooled air into an HRV. They work well to help reduce heating and cooling costs, however, there are air quality concerns if they are not ...

Posted by Lee Watt July 10, 2018, 12:43 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses