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How could I convert my hydronic gas heated floors to electric heated floors?

Current slab on grad has hydronic heated floors, using propane gas as fuel. $400/ mth is killing me. Help, i have been told it can't be done . If you’re lookin...

Posted by Betty Potter-Collins June 7, 2020, 8:20 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What to do with two Lunos system with 2 installed on rocket switches that are working?

...switches never had any trouble but now I have one out of the two in an apartment that will not shut off and doesn't switch direction the other works just fine I...

Posted by Boot Pendleton July 8, 2020, 4:57 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...switch to gas. The problem may have less to do with the source of heat, but the rate of heat loss through the building envelope – specifically the walls and win...

Posted by Catharine Jans Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

Can I purchase XPS made with HFOs?

...switch to HFO blowing agents with a much lower Global Warming Potential (GWP), but no manufacturers of XPS insulation have switched blowing agents yet. So as it...

Posted by Kate Noblio Dec. 14, 2019, 12:35 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

Should I replace my skylights with solar tubes?

...switch them out. As much as we dislike skylights from an efficiency and durability stand point, it’s hard not to love the open feeling of light streaming in fro...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Nov. 30, 2018, 9:32 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Should I install two small electric hot water heaters - or one big one?

...switch it out for a standard water heater. Here are our pages about home water efficiency , choosing low-flow fixtures and toilets , water-efficient showerhea...

Posted by Shaun B June 28, 2019, 2:14 p.m. Hot water 2 Responses

What is the best way to install slab on grade insulation?

...switch to an entirely different method of insulating. I would first point you to this page - Slab on grade technical guide We have other pages on slab const...

Posted by paul fowler Aug. 26, 2021, 8:29 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What is the payout for converting from gas heat to electric heat?

...switching from incandescent bulbs to LED , then there is something interesting going on with your home, and my penchant for building science forensics has me cu...

Posted by Fred Beaulac Jan. 24, 2020, 10:38 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

What is the best way to install 5" of XPS rigid foam on interior basement walls?

...switch the order? I'd put the membrane against the concrete THEN the strapping and that way you'll keep the strapping dry. And rather than house wrap you could ...

Posted by Sean MacDonald June 14, 2021, 10:42 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 8 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...switching to gas, since digging the holes accounts for the biggest expense and it will offer savings long term. But if you decide to switch, of the options you ...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...switch to HFO blowing agents with a much lower Global Warming Potential (GWP), but no manufacturers of XPS insulation have switched blowing agents yet. So as it...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...switch to less harmful blowing agents. If you go that route I would check with the company you choose to make sure they have made the switch to climate friendly...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 39 Responses

Can you help trouble shoot my Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home?

...switch off and back on. We have installed some in our demo house but we aren't a distributor so I can only help so much.And as for accessing the unit, maybe a s...

Posted by L Dingwall May 24, 2018, 11:06 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Multi-material wall?

...switch materials at all. EPS rigid foam insulation becomes a vapour barrier at about 2 inches thick, and that is fine to put directly against the cold foundatio...

Posted by Steve J Sept. 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

I have chronic illness from the air quality of my home, can you help determine if I need to replace the HVAC system?

...switch off at night. The rest aside from attic remediation is sorted so we are getting there....thanks for your input ;) Hi! You may want to check for a profess...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 4 Responses