Heating with electricity / Discussions

What is the best solar water heating system?

...electricity. Which would be better (more sustainable) for me for heating water--a system such as the Vitosol that works with my boiler but kicks in first; a Vit...

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

What is the best type of heating system?

...with natural gas , 25% with electricity . In Canada, 47% of homes are heated with natural gas, and 37% are heated with electricity. The rest are a mix of wood, ...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 2 Responses

What is the best type of radiant floor heating for a garage?

...with glycol? Is there a difference in cost for install or running it? Good question, but a tough one, so I’ll start with the easy part first - When powered by e...

Posted by J.F. March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What would you say is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...electricity is pretty cheap so I'm looking for another electric source and not looking to switch to gas. The problem may have less to do with the source of heat...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

Is an HRV or ERV system best in a cold climate?

...with all these factors and trying to keep the electricity load to a minimum because we will be generating our own power and not buying it, would you recommend w...

Posted by Michael Duncan Nov. 14, 2019, 3:53 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Why do my radiators make a crackling sound?

...heating cycle begins it may reduce the amount of noise you hear. You will probably also be a bit more comfortable with electronically controlled thermostats o...

Posted by heather Dec. 11, 2017, 1:48 p.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

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

...heating (no system on the tubes yet). Existing heat is electric baseboard and a wood stove centrally located in basement. Electric hot water system (NOT a rente...

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

Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

...with a bathroom fan or stove hood operating, it may fill your home with smoke. At the best of times, you will be feeding the fire with heated indoor air which w...

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

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

...with a heat pump water heater . To simply meet the heating requirements of the house you’d need to have a dedicated boiler for the floor, and one that is sized ...

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

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...with the local municipality if they have a minimum home size requirement, and if that is a size you are comfortable with. Here are some pages to help. What ...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses