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?

...heating with electricity. Over 90% of energy in British Columbia comes from renewable resources, so heating with electricity would be the greenest heating sys...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Does electricity free pellet stove comes in 23'' or less to fit my wall ?

...electricity free pellet stove longer or same as for pellet stove that needs electricity ? Thank you Most wood pellet stoves use electricity to operate, so w...

Posted by Peter Kutschy April 21, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

What 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 Catharine Jans Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

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

...heating, electric forces air furnace. Heating with electricity is usually a more environmentally friendly option to natural gas, and certainly more so than he...

Posted by Fred Beaulac Jan. 24, 2020, 10:38 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

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...with electricity and no gas at all (including heating, water heating, cooking, drying etc) So the whole house electrical load (heating, water heating, cooking, ...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 7 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 Baird 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?

...with it to ensure safe air quality, here is a previously asked about how to install a ground loop with an HRV that discusses those issues. And, assuming it is d...

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

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

...with a micro boiler or electric (wires). Also, do you think in a chalet this size with a mezzanine (70% of 1st floor) that I will need additional heating in t...

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

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