Air to water heat pump / Guides

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...air to air heat pump installation Air-to-water hybrid electric heat pump hot water heater High performance HRV ventilation system High efficiency ceiling ...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...heat, so they connected to the electrical grid after a few years and installed an air-to-water heat pump that provides air-conditioning in summer and a portion ...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...to your home. Heated liquid (usually glycol) is stored in a preheating tank through which other water feeds pass and absorb that heat. This can be used to prehe...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...to collect and mold to form. And as it requires more energy to heat humid air than dry air, higher relative humidity will also lead to increased heating demand ...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...air quality issues . Be sure to monitor the humidity levels once work is completed, you will likely need to include a dehumidifier to keep humidity down. When...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...to demonstrate the benefits of Passive House to Atlantic Canada To heat the house only through post-heating of the HRV fresh air To build the most airtight ...

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...tone, masonry, brick, etc.) to act as a thermal battery for storing solar heat , varying amounts of heat will be absorbed and stored when the sun is up, and rel...

Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

...air-source heat pump was able to keep the house comfortable; we only used our back-up wood stove eight or nine times to supplement the point-source heat pump or...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...to go there: a furnace, boiler, water heater, air exchanger, water softener, septic pump, sulphur tank, central vac, etc. Slab-on-grade design: Given that...

Radon Mitigation - Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...water-soluble and can enter homes that rely on well water, particularly as water is aerated by showers and sinks. Links to cancer due to breathing air contamina...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...tor into an offer price. Bathroom water damage: Does it have wood around wet areas? Are there signs of water damage anywhere? Are toilets and faucets modern l...