Water heater / Discussions

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 1 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 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

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

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...water pipe s can show a savings of up to 20% on your total water heating costs . There are a few products used for insulating water lines , like a simple foam...

Posted by Cooper Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 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

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 optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

I'm putting together a design for a medium-sized, super well-insulated slab on grade home. I definitely want a hydronic in floor heat system, along with a heat...

Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses