Thermal comfort / Discussions

If a passive house is designed well is it worth the extra cost for Low E window coatings?

...thermal comfort . We have a page that explains everything you need to know about window selection, have a read here first - How to choose the best windows for...

Posted by Joe Van Kuren June 7, 2019, 8:37 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

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

...comfort it would provide. However, the thought of punching a 2 sq ft uninsulated hole through the roof with a steel column running up through the centre is tr...

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

What is the best type of heating system?

...comfortable home – How to design a home for thermal comfort You will see on that page how there is a lot more to home comfort that we currently consider, an...

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

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...thermal comfort that would be a good read for you, and this page about ' how insulation works ' will explain how something can provide thermal resistance withou...

Posted by Joe F Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?

...thermal comfort , and they are more durable, particularly with wood. The interior surface of triple-pane windows will be warmer than doubles, so less condensati...

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...thermal heating (closed loop, 6 wells 200 ft deep), triple E argon windows, R50 attic insulation, etc. However, the coax coil in the geothermal system has rus...

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