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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

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

I currently heat my house with electric radiators but I find it very unbalanced, some spots are too hot and some too cold. Is there any system I can install th...

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

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...system has rusted out which I understand the system need to be replaced. It also did not help that the unit, an Altlas Essentials? was made by a company that ha...

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

What is the best solar water heating system?

...system will still produce, as any power collected can either charge batteries or be fed back into the grid for credit. Since you already have a Solar PV system ...

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

Can you use a Lunos E2 HRV System to circulate air between two floors?

...system or reducting the basement. Using a Lunos ductless air exchanger to circulate air between 2 floors in a home would be a lot of money spent for nothing I t...

Posted by Richard Kolla May 20, 2020, 1 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home? heat is a bit redundant? Wouldnt having multiple systems to heat remove any cost savings that we gained by going with the slab? I don’t think its redund...

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What do you think about SIP framing system?

...system for home construction Tips for finding a reliable green home builder SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels) can be a quicker build, but so can prefab hom...

Posted by Nadia Mehan July 24, 2020, 3:29 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

Drain Maintenance - LEED Accreditation & Points System, how do I gets points?

I have a product that utilizes bacteria instead of chemicals to consume Fats,Oils & Greases and other organic matter in drain lines, grease traps and lift stat...

Posted by Bryan Williams May 20, 2020, 3:16 p.m. LEED Homes 0 Responses

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...system and typical OSB sheathing with a fully adhered sheathing membrane? About the Zip System tape as a drainage plane – I wouldn’t be concerned myself. I don’...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 5 Responses

is it possible to integrate an HRV system into an existing gas forced air HVAC system?

It is a Trane XL95 four speed blower and trane AC

Posted by richard gunderson Feb. 27, 2020, 2:35 p.m. Mechanical systems 0 Responses

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

...system. I'm on my own and I had my house built because I'm unwell and needed to pare down, but my builders are in Canada (I'm in North Carolina) and they're qui...

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

What is the best type of heating system?

...system is most beneficial? Looking for the best heating systems for new builds. Choosing the best heating system for a home depends on a lot of factors, and p...

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

Where can you find a grey water recycling system for our washing machine?

...system we’ve seen for recycling home waste water for toilets and laundry would be the Hydraloop system . Most greywater recovery systems are pretty high mainten...

Posted by Sameep Shirodkar June 7, 2020, 10:06 a.m. Greywater Recycling 1 Responses

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

...system. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I do think you need to get some proper ventilation work done, that starts with getting a second, and maybe thir...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

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

...system with electric ductless mini split system as I'm undergoing a remodel of my home and making all appliances electric. 1) Is this a good idea? 2) what is th...

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

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?

...system (NOT a rented utility-owned tank). I am wondering about possibility and feasability to couple the HVR system to a solar heated air system which would c...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...system. I hope those pages help, have a read and feel free to pop up a follow up question if it isn't all clear.

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Can an incinerator toilet and grey water treatment system like Hydraloop replace a septic tank?

Hello, I was wondering if having a Cinderella incinerator toilet and a grey water processor like Hydraloop would replace having a septic tank? Best, Alex...

Posted by Alex Cadilla Feb. 10, 2020, 4:30 p.m. Greywater Recycling 0 Responses