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

...heat pump All about heat pump water heaters Using heat pumps in tandem for added efficiency Air source or ground source heat pumps, which are best? Heat...

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

Which radiant floor heat is best?

...heat in it, so when the thermostat hits the desired temperature and shuts off the heat, it will stop heating. A hydronic floor has so much heat in the water tha...

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 25, 2020, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

What is the best way to heat a home with solar panels?

...heating the house. Most people in this area seem to use propane for heat but we are thinking in floor heat and an electric furnace. Are we on the right track ...

Posted by Oliver Williamson Oct. 26, 2020, 2:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 0 Responses

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

Is hydronic slab heat appropriate in a super insulated home?

...heat pump for domestic hot water and hydronic heat. I'm inclined to have the hydronic heat installed in the floor but I've heard that it's not necessary and wil...

Posted by Andrew Wright Feb. 3, 2021, 3:26 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 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

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

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 2 Responses

Can you leave a Legalett slab in winter in Canada without the heat on?

...heated radiant floors to hydronic , we’ve done both and much prefer air heated, you can see our time lapse air heated slab on grade install video here . Reall...

Posted by Gamog Cladhaire April 29, 2021, 9:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 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

Could a ductless heat recovery ventilator be used for radon mitigation?

...heat cycling on and off. I know I could drill into the slab and use underslab air reduction, however since my level is not way out there, wouldn't a Blauberg ...

Posted by Jim B Feb. 20, 2021, 4:40 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

Can you install electric wire in floor heat cables and cork flooring?

...heating cable laid under 4inches of concrete and I will be on time of day rates so the concrete heats up at night. I have R35 in walls and R60 in ceiling I am...

Posted by C Whitby Aug. 7, 2020, 6:43 p.m. Flooring and stairs 2 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

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...heaters Air-heated slab floors Off-grid heating solutions Passive solar home design Choosing the right wood stove Off-grid living blog: heating system...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

How can I heat a bedroom above a garage?

...heaters (but still not fully effective). The question is whether there is a system that could be installed under my subfoor (I don't want to replace our existin...

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

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

...heat given off by LED lights. What is good for Australia (getting rid of heat), is not as desirable as in Canada (wanting more heat). The heat loss between the ...

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

What is better for a small slab on grade foundation: water (glycol) or electrical radiant heat?

...heating in the mezzanine bedrooms and small bathroom? Thanks! Mark. The best radiant floor heat for any particular location depends on a few factors , namel...

Posted by Mark Dixon July 7, 2020, 2:56 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 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