Mini split heat pump / Discussions

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

...mini split heat pump is not as much to point you to a brand but to help you know what to look for. Learn about heat pumps here – Choosing the best minisplit h...

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

We are looking to build a slab on grade, do we need radiant heat?

...heated the space with a mini split heat pump and insulated beneath the slab would the floor be warm? Installing radiant heat in a concrete slab on grade floor w...

Posted by Scott Self Sept. 21, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

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

...mini-split and have lots of baseboard heaters? Or should I get a bigger multi-zone mini-split system and supplement with a minimal number of baseboard heaters? ...

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

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

...heat pump water heater? Increased efficiency with an air source heat pump and heat pump water heater working in tandem A heat pump water heater will act to ...

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

Air source heat pumps: Which brand has the best performance?

...heat pump for a home, we would recommend checking the specs page on whatever heat pump brand you are looking into, but first make a short list by eliminating an...

Posted by Mike Brigham Jan. 22, 2020, 9:25 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What is your recommendation for an air source heat pump?

...heat pump. What do you recomend? I live in Hillside beach Manitoba....Thank you. To learn more about how to choose a heat pump see this page . I would point out...

Posted by Martin Dandeneau July 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

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

...mini-split heat pump for heating and cooling ) is a very well-insulated and airtight envelope, so it doesn't require a lot of heating and cooling in the first p...

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

How do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...heat pumps (see here) that may help you. In our demo houses we have used mini-split heat pumps as well as a heat pump water heater and we've been very happy wit...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses

What is the best type of home heating system?

...heat, then I would take that money I saved by not installing a radiant floor in the basement and I’d buy a mini-split ductless heat pump which operates at 3 tim...

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

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...heat demand comes from the mini-split heat pump. The house is only powered with electricity and no gas at all (including heating, water heating, cooking, drying...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 Responses

What are your thoughts about incorporating natural ventilation techniques into the heating/cooling/ventilation design of a house?

...heat pump water heater . It also has a ductless mini-split heat pump that operates in coolin g mode , but the house stays cool enough without even using it.

Posted by dean c Jan. 18, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Where should I put a vapour retarder?

...mini -split heat pump at some point to take the edge off a heat wave, the problem is more when people keep their homes at sub-arctic temperatures for an entire ...

Posted by Jeffrey Connell March 14, 2020, 4:25 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 4 Responses