Gas / Discussions

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...gas furnace (I have gas to the house since my wife wanted a gas stove, a gas fire place and a gas barbque), or a natural gas boiler/electric furnace option (for...

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

Should I test my home for radon gas?

...gas in homes Mitigating radon gas in water My question was- is it best to check for radon AFTER tightening the home, rather than before, if one is going to ...

Posted by Mary Anne S March 5, 2019, 7:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 4 Responses

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

...gas as fuel. $400/ mth is killing me. Help, i have been told it can't be done . If you’re looking to convert your radiant floor from a gas-powered boiler to an ...

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

is it possible to integrate an HRV system into an existing gas forced air HVAC system?

It is a Trane XL95 four speed blower and trane AC

Posted by richard gunderson Feb. 27, 2020, 2:35 p.m. Mechanical systems 0 Responses

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

...gas, and certainly more so than heating with oil, though sometimes the cost of electric heat is higher . Which province are you in, and do you already have elec...

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

Is it worth investing in triple-pane windows?

...gas filled windows. The gas will dissipate through the glass over time, so after a number of years they will be reduced to just having air between the panes, bu...

Posted by K.P. July 8, 2017, 12:39 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best choice for me, HRV or ERV?

...gas In floor Radiant heat. With the most updated energy codes. We are just looking for the best air exchange system. Thanks, John How to choose between an HRV a...

Posted by John Oakes Jan. 10, 2020, 11:04 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

I own my detached home in Vancouver. We have a natural gas boiler that heats water for hot water uses and the water that flows through floor pipes providing ra...

Posted by Jennifer Smith March 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

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

...gas forced air heating system with electric ductless mini split system as I'm undergoing a remodel of my home and making all appliances electric. 1) Is this a g...

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

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...gas into homes? I have strong sensitivities to chemicals and its been hard to keep the air quality of my new build, so I don’t want to mess up on something smal...

Posted by Cooper Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...gas. The problem may have less to do with the source of heat, but the rate of heat loss through the building envelope – specifically the walls and windows. This...

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

Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?

...gas fuelled water heater and water or gel radiant floor heating, or the air system that Legalett uses. I am also wondering how much rebar should be in a slab on...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...gas in homes, so see our pages on mitigating radon gas in basements , including how to remove radon gas from well water , in case you dig a well in the future. ...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How can I heat a bedroom above a garage?

...gas bill / impact. In fact we mostly rely on baseboard heaters (but still not fully effective). The question is whether there is a system that could be installe...

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

What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?

...gas). The idea of a moveable home is attractive to us because we are not sure where we want to settle. We would like to invest in something that we can take wit...

Posted by Lexy Cara Jan. 23, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

What are the best windows for replacement in a basement?

What is the best option for window replacement in a basement?

Posted by Chrystele Chevallier-g May 21, 2020, 12:30 p.m. Windows and doors 0 Responses

What can I do to prevent mold and musty smells from a crawlspace with a dirt floor?

...gas barrier, you can read more here on our page about how to remove radon gas from crawlspaces .

Posted by bonna gordy May 15, 2020, 8:16 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Does a low radon air reading necessarily = low radon in well water?

...gas in water that would be a wise starting place – How to remove radon gas from well water But to address the issue more specifically in your case, do you h...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 4, 2020, 1:45 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses