Geothermal heating / Discussions

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...heating ane geothermal heating as we had planned. Your toughts? Robert Baker A lot of builders recommend building a basement instead of a slab on grade main...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...heating in basement, geothermal heating (closed loop, 6 wells 200 ft deep), triple E argon windows, R50 attic insulation, etc. However, the coax coil in the g...

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

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

...heating/cooling of this house? I should have two heating sources, I've heard. Some options: -Mr. Slim ductless system with a zone for each floor? -hydroni...

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

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...Geothermal heating/cooling Adding thermal mass Feel free to ignore this list completely and simply share your knowledge with me directly about the cost/be...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

Can you install tubing under a slab on grade foundation to extract heat in winter?

Can tubing for a ground source heat pump be put under an iso-slab slab on grade foundation to extract winter heat We generally recommend people check with an e...

Posted by Jennifer Cole Aug. 28, 2019, 11:34 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Air source heat pumps: Which brand has the best performance?

...heating and cooling comfort by directing itself towards you when you are in the room. Our most recent build is a LEED Platinum prefab kit home with a solar ai...

Posted by Mike Brigham Jan. 22, 2020, 9:25 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

How do you install a ground loop for an HRV?

...heating or cooling coil is present, you are simply running a fan, and a heat exchange takes place in the core. Read more about choosing between an HRV and ERV h...

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

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

...heating strategy Air-source and water-source heat pumps working in tandem

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