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How to fix noisy baseboard heaters
Heating and cooling

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

...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 questions in the “Ask a Pro” section is anything to go by, it seems that baseboard heaters and the cacophony of sound that is released from them can b...

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...generate Power at Home? Future-Proof Building Techniques for a Changing Climate Find more about green home construction and reap the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

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

...generate 2.3 kW of electricity on sunny days, which should provide the bulk of the house's electricity consumption. Enough power to meet the total electrical demand during 4 days without sunshine is stored in direct current (DC) lead batteries. The high-efficiency converter (which transforms the direct current from t...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...generated per kWh of electricity consumed (300% efficiency) compared to other sources of electric resistance heat .The heat pump includes an air conditioning mode. High-efficiency wood stove : Wood is a renewable and affordable source of heat in Quebec & North America, which also provides auxiliary heating for resili...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...generated image The finished S1600 prefabricated eco homes can be finished in a range of external colors - here is the show home The beauty is more than skin deep This prefab home not only exudes a cool modern style, but it also has true eco home substance . Factory-engineered with precision to have such a ...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...generated by normal human activity in order to ensure building durability and efficiency in heating, and to help prevent mold & mildew in homes. Health Canada recommendations for optimum indoor air quality © Health Canada How much fresh air is enough? It is very difficult for humans to ...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

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

...generate energy, and yes, build structures. Although I’d heard most of this before, I sat at the back of the room and felt the weight of this ‘inconvenient truth’ more palpably in my bones. For the first time, I was trying to lift something with my own hands, instead of just making relatively easy lifestyle choices or ...

Saving Energy in Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs - Our Top Tips to Save Money
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Top tips for energy efficient swimming pools - reduce pool cleaning & running costs

...generate its power. If you’re anything like me and are a bit of a technophobe as well, I’m sure you're asking yourself ‘How easy is a robot pool cleaner to use?’ Well, let me tell you that using a robotic swimming pool cleaner is as easy as plugging the low voltage transformer into a standard protected exterior ou...