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

Heating with electricity

...heaters is underneath windows, as that is where you will have your greatest heat loss. It is also important that they be installed an inch above floor levels to allow for air intake through the bottom. Electric convection heaters: A convection heater is similar to a baseboard heater, but with a fan attached. So a...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...water heat pump which will serve as an air conditioner. In effect this will prevent the home from overheating during consecutive sunny days in winter, while producing hot water essentially for free. Heat extracted from indoor air will be transferred to the existing hot water tank, allowing excess daytime heat to be u...

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

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

...heat pumps save money Heat pumps powered with electricity can heat a house on average about three times more efficiently than other heat sources. And pairing an air source heat pump with a heat pump water heater can further save energy and money. Air source heat pumps are the most cost-effective type of heat pump f...

The passive solar home in Lac Kenogami, Quebec
Passive solar home design

Ecohome design wins House of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

...heating strategy involves an air-to-water heat pump powered by photovoltaic solar panels that extracts heat from the interior air and transfers it to his water heater, from where it is distributed through his radiant floors. Along with providing air conditioning in summer, this system prevents the home from overheating...

How to fix noisy baseboard heaters
Heating and cooling

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

...heat pumps result in a better comfort level than baseboard heaters, as they reduce the relative humidity level in the home and circulate the air – evening out the room’s temperature. How to fix noisy water-heated baseboard heaters? Some noisy baseboard heaters are water heated – so we should also mention them speci...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...heat load being provided by solar air heating panels , which also act to pre-heat domestic hot water in the summer. A heat pump that operates down to -25 °C that can triple the heat generated per kWh of electricity consumed (300% efficiency) compared to other sources of electric resistance heat .The heat pump include...

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

...heat pump for heating your pool water. If you do have a heat pump, then you’ll have to either put that on the same timer routine, or not use one at all, as they rely on the filtration pump pushing the water around in order to cycle the unit heating the water. Otherwise, if you have solar panels for heating your pool ...

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...

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

...heating system. A PH-certified Zehnder Comfoair 200 was chosen for the HRV, with a 92% heat-recovery rate. In the supply air from the HRV is a Thermolec 2000 Watt resistance heater unit which self-modulates the heat output. This unit provides all the heat needed to maintain the home comfortably at 20°C on a grey wint...

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 load being provided by solar air heating panels , which also act to pre-heat domestic hot water in the summer. A heat pump that operates down to -25 °C that can triple the heat generated per kWh of electricity consumed (300% efficiency) compared to other sources of electric resistance heat .The heat pump include...

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

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

...heat pump installation Air-to-water hybrid electric heat pump hot water heater High performance HRV ventilation system High efficiency ceiling fans for air circulation Triple-glazed argon filled wooden framed passive house standard windows First performance benchmark for Edelweiss: Passive Solar Index 15 ...