Heating with gas / Discussions

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

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...gas furnace (I have gas to the house since my wife wanted a gas stove, a gas fire place and a gas barbque), or a natural gas boiler/electric furnace option (for...

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

What is the best brand for ductless mini-split HVAC system?

...gas forced air heating system with electric ductless mini split system as I'm undergoing a remodel of my home and making all appliances electric. 1) Is this a g...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 11:22 p.m. Heating and cooling 2 Responses

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

...with a tankless and gas fuelled water heater and water or gel radiant floor heating, or the air system that Legalett uses. I am also wondering how much rebar sh...

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

What are the options for radiant heat with a slab on grade?

...heating system that is built directly into the slab? Radiant heating is very comfortable , and there are really only minimal differences between the comfort tha...

Posted by August Wehrmann Feb. 3, 2019, 6:52 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...with heat from solar thermal air heating panels. Here are videos on both of those installations. Ecohome’s new demo house will be a slab on grade with Solar r...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?

...heating the part of the plumbing area cause any mold or other problems in the winter? No, its quite the contrary. Heating a crawlspace will prevent mold . But h...

Posted by janis hobson Dec. 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What is the best type of heating system?

...heating fuel is. 60% of U.S. homes are heated with natural gas , 25% with electricity . In Canada, 47% of homes are heated with natural gas, and 37% are heate...

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

If a passive house is designed well is it worth the extra cost for Low E window coatings?

...with thermal mass and good overhangs would double or triple glaze Argon filled windows be appropriate without the Low E coating? The Low E coating does reduce t...

Posted by Joe Van Kuren June 7, 2019, 8:37 p.m. Passive solar home design 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

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

How do insulate the outside of a log home?

...with 10" thick by average 18" long red pine logs. I heat it mostly with a masonry wood stove, backed up by an electric boiler. it's built on a slab with radiant...

Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...gas. The problem may have less to do with the source of heat, but the rate of heat loss through the building envelope – specifically the walls and windows. This...

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

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

...with heating oil, natural gas, and your water heater uses that heated air, your water is also effectively heated with that same fuel. It’s just a consideration ...

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

Do I need to insulate under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation?

...with slabs in Canada is that R20 like you describe is not extreme, nor does it always require a skirt. But without the benefit of a proper climate analysis we c...

Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can hydronic radiant heating be a complete heating solution for a home?

...heating solution for a home, but to do so successfully there are considerations. Any radiant floor heating system (gas or electric, hydronic or radiant air heat...

Posted by Jeremy Peters Dec. 16, 2019, 1:13 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

How do you calculate window height and location for passive solar heating?

...with the placement of thermal mass walls. I.e if the sun only reaches 2 metres into the living space, then is there a point in placing thermal mass 5 metres int...

Posted by Daniel Gardener Sept. 12, 2019, 8:54 a.m. Passive solar home design 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