Heater / Discussions

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

...heater or a water heater tank? What is the best brand for water heater? Highest quality and lowest maintenance. Any tips or recommendations for the best quality...

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

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

...heater? Increased efficiency with an air source heat pump and heat pump water heater working in tandem A heat pump water heater will act to cool a house, bu...

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

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

...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 heater is that it’s...

Posted by Greg Anderson Dec. 19, 2018, 5:44 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 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? There are commercially available solar pool heaters, like the Vitosol solar thermal panel from Viessmann ; we like this one in particular because it h...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

Can I use an old patio door thermal pane as the cover for a solar air heater?

...heaters - DIY solar air heater instructional video So if I understand correctly you are using the layered screen technique to build your panel? The only d...

Posted by Fred Miller May 20, 2019, 11:44 a.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Is there an update on your demo house solar air heater?

Have you collected enough data since completing the latest demo home with the pre fab house on a Legalett air heated slab foundation to do an analysis of its e...

Posted by dean c Oct. 24, 2020, 2 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?

...heaters to an HRV . To achieve a similar result of pre-heating air before it enters the HRV I would instead propose a ‘ ground loop ’ system which is a solution...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

How do know if I have a gas leak ? It's a ventless heater

...heater - do yo mean a gas powered construction heater? I'm not entirely sure what you mean with a ventless heater so just checking. A gas construction heater is...

Posted by Margherita Sewell Jan. 29, 2021, 4:59 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Are there pellet stoves that don't use electricity?

...heater no electric and I'm broke. See this page here to find pellet stoves that don’t require electricity to run hoppers to load the pellets, they are great for...

Posted by Christina Dick Oct. 19, 2021, 11:35 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

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

...heaters will be electric, perhaps heat pump style. Should I consider two hot water heaters, one at each end of the house or go with a larger hot water heater an...

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

Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?

...heater and water or gel radiant floor heating, or the air system that Legalett uses. I am also wondering how much rebar should be in a slab on grade floor and i...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is the best heating system for new home build?

...heater based on Region 5. My concern with the heat pump is I want a heating system that offers even heat distribution, and I especially don’t want cold floors...

Posted by Maureen Thompson Oct. 28, 2021, 11:33 p.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...heater but no furnace, so its stays pretty cold. The most likely cause of your problem is actually the inclusion of ventilation, which is a fairly common mistak...

Posted by Drew Weistend Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can you do an update on Ecohome’s new demo house?

...heater box alone. I also look forward to reading about the savings generated by diverting heat to warm the water tank. The Legalett air heated radiant floor is ...

Posted by dean c Oct. 16, 2019, 2:04 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What is the best way to do a radiant floor in an off grid house?

...heater, the masonry heaters have caught my eye. If you could share some more of your thoughts I would be greatful to see how your going about this. Hey Nick, ...

Posted by Julien Comtois Oct. 2, 2021, 11:21 a.m. Heating and cooling 6 Responses

How can I insulated the outside walls of a workshop without doing harm?

...heater, costs about an additional $150 to $200 in hydro per month if I heat it to 16 degress C for 6 to 8 hours a day and maintain 'frost free' at night. If I...

Posted by Charley Nelson Aug. 27, 2021, 9:28 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What heating system to use in my new detached garage/shop?

...heater. What is the best choice? Or are there better options that I didn't think about? Thank you for your help and keep up the good work! David

Posted by David Perreault Dec. 4, 2020, 10:23 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 0 Responses

Wood Burning Stove - Do We Need A Cold Air Vent to Safely Operate?

...heater. We have a 3 foot crawl space that spans the entire sq footage of the house. Q: do we need to have a cold air vent installed in our crawl space in order ...

Posted by Regina Vigil Feb. 15, 2021, 3:11 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses