Mini split / Discussions

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

...mini-split ductless system in our boiler heated house. Can we combine our efforts? I think you may be referring to this article here perhaps about the Edelweiss...

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

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

...mini-split? I heard good reviews for Mitsubishi Electric and Fujitsu. Any recommendations? Our recommendation to find the best ductless mini split heat pump is ...

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?

...mini split heat pump and insulated beneath the slab would the floor be warm? Installing radiant heat in a concrete slab on grade floor will for sure make your h...

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

What are the HRV or ERV options for 40-yr 2-storey 2000 sq ft home?

...mini-split which heats the upstairs 800 sq feet until outside temps fall to zero degrees C, after which the forced hot air must supplement it Have any new opt...

Posted by T Newell July 17, 2020, 1:59 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 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

Building a Honka log “pretty good house” planning - thoughts on hvac, ventilation and roof

...mini split system. Mitsubishi probably. Finally, I'm thinking of a metallic roof with thermobuilt insulation. Did consider a green roof but I'm not sure we'll...

Posted by Klemen Novak June 28, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...mini split system, not radiant in floor. I have several questions about the merits of each option, and would appreciate advice. 1. Cost - I know a slab is che...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

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

...Mini-split heat pump as seen in the video on that link above, and we were really happy with it. That one is not ducted, and it has an infrared sensor that track...

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

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

...mini-split? As a brief aside - you mention an ERV, which may or may not be the best choice for you; here is our page on choosing between an HRV and ERV The Ed...

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?

...mini-split heat pumps as well as a heat pump water heater and we've been very happy with the results. For a 600 square foot space you would be well served by a ...

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

What is your recommendation for an air source heat pump?

...mini split system.... I don't want to use a mini split. Thanks again.

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

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...mini-split heat pump. The house is only powered with electricity and no gas at all (including heating, water heating, cooking, drying etc) So the whole house el...

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

What is the best type of home heating system?

...mini-split ductless heat pump which operates at 3 times the efficiency , and I may stick a tiny radiator in each bedroom just to be sure. That way I get air con...

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

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

...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