Heat pump / Discussions

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

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

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

...heat pump be put under an iso-slab slab on grade foundation to extract winter heat We generally recommend people check with an engineer for any such matters, bu...

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

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

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

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 1 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

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

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

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

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...Heater Solar Thermal Water Heaters Solar Radiant Heated Floor Kit - Slab on Grade for LEED, Passive, ZNE Heating a Swimming Pool: Top 10 cost ...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...pump? Is there any signs of flooding? Thank you for taking the time to read and reply to my post. The basement floor / area is not finished, nor is it used as...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

What is the best way to build a slab on grade on bedrock?

...pump truck and foundation team. You will need to do something like that anyway, but given that you are that close to bedrock I don’t think I’d be considering ...

Posted by peter owen Oct. 31, 2019, 3:33 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...pump and optimze accessibility. However -- we can't seem to find evidence that this concept has gotten traction over the years in Ontario, specifically in Princ...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...heat in the basement and forced air heat on the main floor. I met with the plumber and the heating guys 2 days ago and have been trying to sort out what the b...

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