Off-grid heating / Discussions

Do you have building partners in BC?

...heating concept for our northern climate (your article made my suspicions concrete). Is a prefab from ecohome even a reasonable thought when we are so far away?...

Posted by Jami Cruz April 13, 2020, 12:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 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 my husband and I build an Earthship home in Michigan & how hands-on can we be?

I would love to build an off-grid, eco friendly, geothermal Adobe home but I’ve never heard of anyone in Michigan doing so. Is it feasible, and who do I contac...

Posted by Kirsten Rogers Hearnes Jan. 17, 2021, 11:06 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...Off-grid heating solutions Passive solar home design Choosing the right wood stove Off-grid living blog: heating systems Dear Emmanuel, Thanks for you...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

Earlier posts regarding the Kenogami House talked about using a phase change thermal battery, to avoid overheating during sunny winter days that provided too m...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Is an HRV or ERV system best in a cold climate?

...off-grid in the North Woods area, it's not a case of slapping as much PV on as possible and feeding the excess into the grid for a credit - everything has to be...

Posted by Michael Duncan Nov. 14, 2019, 3:53 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Does electricity free pellet stove comes in 23'' or less to fit my wall ?

...off-grid that is looking for heating solutions. There are links on that page you can follow to the manufacturers page, and I took a look myself just now and fou...

Posted by Peter Kutschy April 21, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

Can I use an old patio door thermal pane as the cover for a solar air heater?

I will probably build a solar panel with layers of black screen. My question is, I have a patio door with a thermal pane in it. Could this be used for the glas...

Posted by Fred Miller May 20, 2019, 11:44 a.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...heating costs down, which In your case I imagine is likely firewood? Some solar heating options are linked below. Solar Radiant Heated Floor Kit - Slab on G...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

How do you build a house ready for climate change?

...heating or cooling dominated climate, and make your house airtight. We can help with more tips, but have a read on those pages first, and also let us know what ...

Posted by Mike Joyce May 6, 2021, 8:47 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What is the best solar water heating system?

...heating water--a system such as the Vitosol that works with my boiler but kicks in first; a Vitosol with electric backup; or an hybrid electric heat pump HWH po...

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

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

We are currently living within the GTA area but looking to buy a land (within the next couple of years) about 2 hours away from the central Toronto area and bu...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...off-grid? What is your main heating fuel going to be - gas, wood, oil, electric? Whether you choose wires, hydronic tubes or air tubes to heat your floor, you...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...heating/cooling zones to minimize energy use. Is this still recommended in a green Ontario home? If so, is it best to use 3 different heating and cooling units,...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

...heating during a grid failure, and above all, if staring at a flickering flame is something that will make you happy, then do it. Below is a photo of a direct f...

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses