Water heater / Discussions

What is the best heat pump hot water heater for an all electric house?

...water heater or a water heater tank? What is the best brand for water heater? Highest quality and lowest maintenance. Any tips or recommendations for the best q...

Posted by Babak K Aug. 1, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What does it take to get a water heater air-conditioner and heater mini-split?

...water heat pump water heater? Increased efficiency with an air source heat pump and heat pump water heater working in tandem A heat pump water heater will a...

Posted by Réal Paquin May 28, 2020, 12:44 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Should I be considering 66 or 80 gallon heat pump water heater?

...water heaters But speaking even just for your domestic hot water needs, I would suggest the bigger one. The thing about a hybrid heat pump water heater is tha...

Posted by Greg Anderson Dec. 19, 2018, 5:44 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...water heater? There are commercially available solar pool heaters, like the Vitosol solar thermal panel from Viessmann ; we like this one in particular becaus...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

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

...water heaters will be electric, perhaps heat pump style. Should I consider two hot water heaters, one at each end of the house or go with a larger hot water hea...

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

Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?

...water heater and water or gel radiant floor heating, or the air system that Legalett uses. I am also wondering how much rebar should be in a slab on grade floor...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Can you do an update on Ecohome’s new demo house?

...water heat exchanger for heating the hot water tank instead. Is the closed loop system maintained when diverting heat to the air/water heat exchanger for the wa...

Posted by dean c Oct. 16, 2019, 2:04 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...water heater but no furnace, so its stays pretty cold. The most likely cause of your problem is actually the inclusion of ventilation, which is a fairly common ...

Posted by Drew Weistend Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

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

...water thermal system in to supply heat for the basement in-floor system and also pre-heat the domestic hot water tank to reduce required electricity consumption...

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

We are looking to build a slab on grade, do we need radiant heat?

...water heater + pump. For future-proofing reasons, I would encourage you to embed the pipe (either for air or water) now, even if it's not attached to a heatin...

Posted by Scott Self Sept. 21, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

How do you add an Air Exchanger to a house with Hot Water Heat?

How could I add an exchanger to a house without existing duct work? Do you mean you have hot water radiant heating in your floor and you are asking if you shou...

Posted by Bob Engelhart June 17, 2020, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 3 Responses

Can I see details about the heating and domestic hot water systems of the Edelweiss house?

...water is a heat pump as well, we used an AO Smith air-to-water hybrid heat pump . The water heater sucks in the air from the home (which with the heat pump is g...

Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Can I reclaim old triple slider windows?

...water heater would help, but first I'd be looking at an air source / air to air heat pump . But tell me more if you would about those EPS shutters, that could b...

Posted by Keanan Toews Jan. 20, 2019, 1:01 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best solar water heating system?

...water heater (or heat pump water heater for that matter) with your PV panels . That way when there is no requirement for water heating , your system will still ...

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

How do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...water heater and we've been very happy with the results. For a 600 square foot space you would be well served by a small mini-split heat pump, it would also giv...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

...water heater working in tandem . Our latest demo house we used a solar air heated floor from Legalett, they provide engineered slab on grade prefab kits with ...

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

Which is the best way of sun heating an indoor public swimming pool?

...water uses (shower etc.). I am looking for a different way of efficient heating the water using the sun. Please give me information about this. Thank you in adv...

Posted by Ιωάννης Σταυρόπουλος March 29, 2020, 12:50 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate the crawl space of an old home?

...water heater, plumbing, pipes, HRV, etc..? And do you have a dehumidifier down there? You will likely still need one even after completing the insulation and ...

Posted by Aj Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses