Heat pump / Discussions

What is your recommendation for an air source heat pump?

...heat pump. What do you recomend? I live in Hillside beach Manitoba....Thank you. To learn more about how to choose a heat pump see this page . I would point out...

Posted by Martin Dandeneau July 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Should I use an air source heat pump in a Passive House?

...heat pump ,HRV, Radiant heat in the slab and a wood stove. do I need all this or can I do it wish just the heat pump? Or can you advise me on a better system to...

Posted by Iain cunningham March 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

What is the best heat pump hot water heater for an all electric house?

...heat pump water heater we installed to help achieve LEED V4 Platimum in a demonstration home – Air to air heat pump and heat pump water heater working in tand...

Posted by Babak K Aug. 1, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

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

...heat pump water heaters But speaking even just for your domestic hot water needs, I would suggest the bigger one. The thing about a hybrid heat pump water hea...

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

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

...heat pump is not as much to point you to a brand but to help you know what to look for. Learn about heat pumps here – Choosing the best minisplit heat pump fo...

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

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

...heat pump be put under a slab on grade prefab form foundation kit to extract winter heat? We generally recommend people check with an engineer for any such matt...

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

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

...heat pump as well, we used an AO Smith air-to-water hybrid heat pump . The water heater sucks in the air from the home (which with the heat pump is generated mo...

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

Can hydronic radiant heating be a complete heating solution for a home?

...heat pump and heat pump water heater in our Edelweiss House (not to mention passive heating), and while some may think it to be overkill, we like the idea of a ...

Posted by Jeremy Peters Dec. 16, 2019, 1:13 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

What is the best solar water heating system?

...heater (or heat pump water heater for that matter) with your PV panels . That way when there is no requirement for water heating , your system will still produc...

Posted by Geri Rhodes July 6, 2018, 3:35 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

We are looking to build a slab on grade, do we need radiant heat?

...heated the space with a mini split heat pump and insulated beneath the slab would the floor be warm? Installing radiant heat in a concrete slab on grade floor w...

Posted by Scott Self Sept. 21, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

...heating. The floor heating is the only space heating we have. I would like to replace this natural gas system with a heat pump system. I have searched for a...

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

Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?

...heat loss, but at the same time, maintaining a constant environment is how a heat pump works best. For longer absences you’d probably save by moving the therm...

Posted by Ryan Peterson May 1, 2018, 11:51 a.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses

What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...heat pump for heating and cooling ) is a very well-insulated and airtight envelope, so it doesn't require a lot of heating and cooling in the first place. It is...

Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses

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

...heat pump water heaters . If you are looking to improve your overall home efficiency and you have the budget to do it, our favourite heat pump water heater is t...

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

Can I reclaim old triple slider windows?

...heat pump water heater would help, but first I'd be looking at an air source / air to air heat pump . But tell me more if you would about those EPS shutters, th...

Posted by Keanan Toews Jan. 20, 2019, 1:01 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

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

...heating/cooling: extra-old electric baseboards, and one Samsung mini-split heat pump (sounding sick and old and noisy) at the top of the stairwell, one woodburn...

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

In Ottawa, are geothermal heat pumps efficient?

...heating (GSHP) worth the investment for homes? And here is a page comparing the effectiveness of air source heat pumps (ASHP) and ground source heat pumps (GS...

Posted by John Ioannou July 20, 2020, 12:19 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...heat from the home. That and even a small localized heat pump may be all you need.

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses