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Net Zero Energy homes Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...Electric baseboard heaters will heat another home, are 100% efficient and require a low initial investment - though baseboard heaters can be noisy so may need to be fixed . The showhome will be heated with an air source heat pump which is a specially designed heat pump for cold weather climates. Efficiencies range fr...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...heaters Tankless water heaters © Ecohome Tankless or ‘on demand’ water heaters are small units that fit easily in kitchen and bathroom cabinets . Fed with cold water, these gas or electric heaters give you instant hot water, so you eliminate heat loss though piping and storage of water. Claims of superior ene...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The Kenogami House: Energy systems in Net Zero Energy Home Design

...heat pumps in this house, an air-to-air heat pump that extracts heat from outside air to heat inside air, and an air-to-water heat pump. The air to water heat pump extracts heat from ambient air inside the home and transfers it to the hot water tank, offering efficient air conditioning in summer. As for heat storage,...

How to fix noisy baseboard heaters
Heating and cooling

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

...heaters. That said, if the home is reasonably efficient, then electric heating can still be a good choice . If the electricity they consume is generated sustainably, then electric baseboard heaters can be an economical and eco-friendly choice for heating system for well-insulated green homes . However, if the quest...

Geothermal Heating Systems
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Geothermal heating for Homes in North America - Does it work & will it save money?

...heating and cooling is to use that consistent interior earth temperature to balance our wildly varying North American & Canadian surface temperatures. With the use of heat pumps, geothermal heating and cooling systems extract heat energy and transfer it into buildings, saving approximately 50 to 60% on heating and co...

Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

...heating bill of about $500 in one of the coldest parts of our country, heating costs are approximately 75% less than the average Yukon home. More statistics and features included in this home: Double stud walls with no thermal bridging Greywater heat recovery system Electric baseboard heaters (98% of Yukon el...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...heaters or solar thermal water heaters. Heat can easily be stored in thermal mass (also known as a thermal battery ), which is nothing high tech – concrete, water, stone, wood, etc., are all examples of thermal mass. As a general rule, the denser something is, the more heat it can store. The Azelio solar electricity ...

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You
Lifestyle, location and commuting

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You

...heat the battery with one touch on your phone. I do that for the battery but I never bother pre-heating the cabin since the delivery of heat is instant once you get in. It’s not like a gas-powered car where you need to let it run a while before it will deliver any heat to the cabin. And that’s what I meant about why ...

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

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

...heating tank through which other water feeds pass and absorb that heat. This can be used to preheat domestic hot water as well as the liquid in hydronic heating systems. More recently, we've also seen the advent of Solar air-heated systems that heat floors in winter and use excess heat generated in summer to heat your ...

The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...electrically-powered vehicles . Yet if you look back to the late 1800s, electric vehicles outsold combustion powered vehicles. Electric vehicle from the early 20th century image via Abandoned cars and trucks Cars with electric motors were more popular at the time because they were smoother, quieter, safer, and ...

How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...heat , specifically floors. Walls and ceilings can equally be heated and cooled, it is just much less common. Studies seem to show that there isn't a lot of energy savings reported in homes with heated floors, despite the fact that, in theory, there should be. Radiant floor heat temperatures © Uponor With heate...