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

How do you build an air heated concrete slab?

...with lots of south facing windows with tile and concrete floors. I expect this will produce enough heat to keep the house comfortable with out any gas or electr...

Posted by Matt Wisniewski Dec. 27, 2020, 6:27 p.m. Passive solar home design 0 Responses

What is the best type of home 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

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

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 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

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

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

...Heating with electricity is the cleanest heat source . But, when electricity rates are very expensive and when the grid is fed with a dirtier fuel, hydronic w...

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

Is solar air heating for a floor as efficient as solar hydronic?

...with hydronic floors, the biggest problems I have run into is with homeowners topping up with well water and having lime scale buildup in boilers or finishing b...

Posted by Ryan Johnson Dec. 7, 2020, 9:02 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...with a certain amount heating days, so you’re obviously doing more cooling than heating, which will impact the ‘ ideal basement wall assembly ’. First read here...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 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

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 optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...with a heat pump. With the absence of central ductwork, where do I put the ERV? Would it make sense to run a house wide plenum for the ERV alone? And if that's ...

Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...with double walls or Larson truss (either would have dense pack cellulose) on a slab foundation with radiant in floor heat. I saw a post with a chart showing co...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses