Heat exchanger / Guides

DIY air exchanger installation video
HRV and ERV

DIY Lunos HRV air exchanger installation video

...heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system is very different than what people are probably used to seeing, where air is directed to a centralized core for a heat ex...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...heating during mild periods, Alain is considering an air-to-water heat pump to extract heat from the air where it can be deposited into a domestic hot water tan...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...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 p...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...heat exchangers , HVACs (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) or HRVs (Heat Recovery Ventilators). The point of these systems is to remove moisture and pr...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...heat by venting directly into your basement. Humid air requires a lot more energy to heat, so despite how it might appear, you really won't save energy. Wat...

Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...Heat transfer: Solar thermal heat exhanger diagram © Viessmann With glycol systems you need a heat exchanger to warm water for domestic use, space heati...

Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water for a site with problem soil - expansive clay

...heater coil. Conversely and cleverly, in summer if the heat isn't needed in the house, the heat is diverted to an air/water heat exchanger for heating the hot w...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

B.C.’s First Passive House was built in Whistler in 2012.

...heat as possible in the winter months, without over heating in summer months. Solar hot water collection, a subsoil heat exchanger and cross-laminated timber de...

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?

...heat sources: An air-heated radiant floor system from Legalett with an estimated 60-70% of the total heat load being provided by solar air heating panels , ...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...heat or precool air being fed into the air exchanger. For additional heat we installed two little mini-split heat pumps (one head on the ground floor and anot...

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

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...heat recovery process; they simply pass in separate channels in the ventilator core, the heat exchanger, allowing an exchange of heat through conduction. The ...