Off-grid heating / Discussions

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

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

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

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 2 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

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?

...heating demand could be provided by a small solar panel running a fan, to help keep your home warm during extended power failures. You might also want to read u...

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