Hot water / Discussions

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...hot water pipe s can show a savings of up to 20% on your total water heating costs . There are a few products used for insulating water lines , like a simple ...

Posted by Cooper Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

Can I see details about the heating and domestic hot water systems of the Edelweiss house?

...hot water is a heat pump as well, we used an AO Smith air-to-water hybrid heat pump . The water heater sucks in the air from the home (which with the heat pump ...

Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

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

...hot water heaters, one at each end of the house or go with a larger hot water heater and locate it near the bedrooms and just run the hot water to the kitchen/b...

Posted by Shaun B June 28, 2019, 2:14 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses

Can you build a water-to-Air Heat Pump with a large storage tank and well water?

...water in the tank before being sent into the hot water system. And in the winter, water for hot water could by-pass this tank when the incoming water is warmer ...

Posted by Doug Edmondson Feb. 29, 2020, 3:32 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 0 Responses

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

...water for hot water uses and the water that flows through floor pipes providing radiant heating. The floor heating is the only space heating we have. I would ...

Posted by Jennifer Smith March 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What is the best solar water heating system?

...hot water. I also have a heat pump minisplit, and I have PV electricity. Which would be better (more sustainable) for me for heating water--a system such as the...

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

What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?

...hot water radiant floor heating on all three levels as our main heat source. We don’t want ceramic or polished concrete, is there a particular type of wood that...

Posted by Colleen Blak Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

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

...water heat exchanger for heating the hot water tank instead. Is the closed loop system maintained when diverting heat to the air/water heat exchanger for the wa...

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

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

...water thermal system in to supply heat for the basement in-floor system and also pre-heat the domestic hot water tank to reduce required electricity consumption...

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

How can I solve a moisture problem in attic from 1941 home?

...water vapor, I wonder if I am subject to a lot of water vapor movement through the cellulose tiles in the kitchen , dining room, hallway, and 1 bedroom ceiling....

Posted by Rachel Katz June 8, 2019, 4:06 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...hot water radiator system. Embarking on major renovations. How would you approach the heating/cooling of this house? I should have two heating sources, I've h...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Can I reclaim old triple slider windows?

...hot water tank, which I can use to also help heat the house. Regarding your first question about making your own windows – Let me make sure I really understand ...

Posted by Keanan Toews Jan. 20, 2019, 1:01 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...hot water tank with drain off and furnace, and one small window that stays closed to keep the black widow spiders out ever since I sealed it all with double foa...

Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

How do you do insulation the outside of a log home?

...hot water heating. I want to increase the efficiency of the house by insulating the outside. What I have in mind is vertical 2x4 strapping, 3 1/2" Roxul insulat...

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

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

...hot water circulation loop which keeps the source of hot water closer to the fixtures. That will shorten the wait for hot water when you turn on a tap, and help...

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

What materials should I use for a small plumbing job?

...hot and cold water feeds to your faucets, copper replaced lead decades ago, and what you are seeing now are PEX pipes ( cross-linked polyethylene). The joints...

Posted by H Davis Nov. 28, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses

Should a Vapor Barrier be installed over Exterior Grade Plywood?

...hot and humid, that warm moist air can find its way through a wall assembly until it reaches the cool vapour barrier, where it is at risk of condensing. You def...

Posted by Michael Klauck March 6, 2020, 1:24 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?

...hot water to arrive at your faucet. Durability: The majority of basements you will ever go into will have some level of mold issues or water damage at some ...

Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses