Geothermal heating / Discussions

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

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...geothermal by nearly 50%. We would also use the geothermal for a forced air heating and cooling system. What is the heating and cooling system installed in the ...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 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

In Ottawa, are geothermal heat pumps efficient?

...Geothermal systems not feasible? Great question, and the answer is yes, geothermal systems are efficient in cold climates, but as for recouping cost, that’s a t...

Posted by John Ioannou July 20, 2020, 12:19 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 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 a slab on grade prefab form foundation kit to extract winter heat? We generally recommend people check wi...

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

Any suggestions for improving insulation of a unique concrete building?

...heating Geothermal heating systems are generally an expensive option, but it may be a great solution in this case, you can read more here – Geothermal Heati...

Posted by Andrew Hurst Feb. 25, 2021, 4:54 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can my husband and I build an Earthship home in Michigan & how hands-on can we be?

...Geothermal, it is a great system for efficient heating, the only problem is that the cost can be extremely prohibitive. For very large homes it can make sense, ...

Posted by Kirsten Rogers Hearnes Jan. 17, 2021, 11:06 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

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

...heating system. In net zero designs, if an air source heat pump is used for space heating and an indoor air to water heat pump is used for DHW heating, the net ...

Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 3 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 here about choosing between an HRV and ...

Posted by Lee Watt July 10, 2018, 12:43 a.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

What is the best heating system to upgrade a 100 year old building?

...heating, if it is a large enough building then you could consider installing a geothermal heating system . The reason size is important is that these systems ...

Posted by Rachel Codd Oct. 25, 2021, 3:52 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 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

Are there combination heat pumps that do water, heat, clothes dryer and HVAC?

...Heating LEED and Passive House homes with a mini split heat pump All about heat pump water heaters Using heat pumps in tandem for added efficiency Air sou...

Posted by tony wolff Nov. 1, 2021, 11:44 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 2 Responses

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

...heating oil, natural gas, and your water heater uses that heated air, your water is also effectively heated with that same fuel. It’s just a consideration worth...

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

Is there any risk to a concrete foundation from adding interior insulation?

...geothermal heatin (read more here) , is not a cheap set up. Figure on your heating bills being about half, but it could take you 30-40k in investment to get the...

Posted by Drew Tozer Jan. 5, 2021, 12:57 p.m. Basements improvements 9 Responses