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How to fix noisy baseboard heaters
Heating and cooling

Fixing noisy baseboard heaters, How to stop that clicking easily !

...baseboard heaters are… What can I do to stop electric baseboard heaters making clicking and banging noises when they’re turned on? Why do baseboard heaters continue to be noisy when switched off? How to deal with the constant high-pitched buzz from electric baseboard heaters? So it’s normal for baseboard he...

Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

...heaters Combination hot water tank and boiler Combination solar water heater and boiler Geothermal heat pumps Hydronic radiators and baseboard heaters will transfer heat in the same way as electric resistant heat sources. So for comparison shopping, efficiency of heat generation isn't as much an issue as inst...

Ductless mini-split air source heat pump installed in a LEED certified PH Home
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

How heat pumps work in a LEED or Passive House high efficiency zero net energy home - video

...baseboard heaters or our radiant floor boiler. We also have an air-to-water hybrid electric heat pump hot water heater that borrows that efficiency and significantly cuts the energy required to meet our domestic hot water needs. We could have fitted some baseboard heaters for zone heating but they are often noisy a...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...baseboard heaters: Electric baseboard heaters have elements that generate heat, which is then distributed through a convection process. Heated air rises through metal fins, while cold air is drawn in through the bottom. Baseboard heaters can be controlled in a zone system, with thermostats in each room. This can he...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...heater from AO Smith. The Mr. Slim operates efficiently down to -25 celsius at close to a 3 to 1 ratio of consumption, meaning 3 units of heat out per unit of energy in. That is three times more efficient than a standard electric baseboard heater that offers you only a 1 to 1 ratio. The Voltex water heater from AO Sm...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 4: Off-grid heating systems - lessons learned from our off grid home

...heater was an amazing success in terms of reliability and reducing the use of electricity with our heating. The heater was able to carry essentially all of the heating load for the house during the weekdays when we were away in the city. The heater was placed in the kids' bedroom, and set to around 67° F. Upon our arri...

What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...baseboard heater, which has a COP of 1 (every unit of energy you put into your electric baseboard comes out as heat), heat pumps suddenly become quite attractive! Another interesting advantage of heat pumps compared to other residential heating or cooling systems is that a heat pump can actually be configured to do b...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...baseboard heater all summer long. It all boils down to one thing - the less heat you bring in, the less heat you have to either endure or extract. Pretty simple right? Read more here about how to choose energy efficient and Energy Star appliances. 6 easy tips for keeping a house cool in summer Anywhere cold air...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...baseboard heaters, boilers, toasters, hairdryers, etc.) has a COP of 1, meaning one unit of electricity produces one unit of heat. So, a COP of 3 means you are getting three times more heat for every dollar you spend with a heat pump compared to a normal electric heater. Air conditioning units typically have a COP of...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...heaters: large stone masonry heaters are very expensive, but they are a very efficient way to heat with wood. While a wood stove provides heat primarily when burning, a fire in a masonry heater warms the mass of stone, which then releases heat over many hours or even days. Due to its thermal mass and greater extraction...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...baseboard heater on cloudy days and otherwise relied on the low-angled winter sun to add heat to a house that barely lets it escape. On the first brutally cold and sunny day after we moved in, I sat beside our south-facing window in a tank top. And energy-geekiness aside, we just love our home. Comfort isn’t only abo...