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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

Electric Hot Water Heaters - should I install two smaller 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

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...hot water pipes 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 foa...

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

Details regarding 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 i...

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

Could solar thermal air system be coupled to existing HRV for heating the 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

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...water heater with a coil of black PVC Pipe. That is a rather simple matter of having a coil of tube facing south to pump water through and then return to your...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Can I reclaim old triple slider windows?

...hot water tank, which I can use to also help heat the house.

Posted by Keanan Toews Jan. 20, 2019, 1:01 p.m. Windows and doors 0 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 Anonymous Nov. 28, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Hot water 1 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 Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 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 Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...hot and cold air and clients won't call the back saying it isn't 'hot enough' or 'cool enough'. But systems that are over-sized for the space they service will ...

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

How to 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

Mitigation of attic moisture in 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

Passive windows and doors

...Hot roof). Both exterior and interior will be clad with log siding. I wanted to use wood windows to maintain as much as a rustic feel as possible. Everything ...

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Starting from scratch in a Victorian row house: how should I heat/cool my home?

...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

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...hot air out of the house. To stop your chimney from being a major source of heat loss you need to insulate inside the chimney from the top and bottom, in additi...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses
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