How solar air heaters work / Guides

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...How solar air heaters work: Solar air heater diagram © Ecohome The above diagram indicates the basic concept of a solar air heater, and while there are many designs, the basic principle is the same - a small fan feeds interior air into a south-facing wall-mounted panel. Air is heated as it passes behind a black...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...Solar Thermal Water Heaters , Solar Air Heaters , and EcoHome's new concept home with a solar air heated radiant floor in the EcoHome Green Building Guides .

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

Heating with electricity

...how heat pumps work for greater detail. Types of electric resistance heaters: Forced-air electric furnace: While cheaper than an oil furnace, this is not a cheap or efficient way to heat with electricity. On top of the cost of the furnace and duct work (which can be quite expensive), operation requires not only g...

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

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...Solar thermal collection is quite simple; it can be passive solar home design , or solar air 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 gener...

Air-heated radiant concrete floor
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Air-heated radiant floors

...air heating, electrically-heated mats are sometimes installed below the tiles in bathroom floors for added comfort. What you don’t see a lot of, are floors heated with air. Electric wire radiant floor heating © Ecohome How to make air-heated floors work: Since the first forced-air he...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...heaters, boilers, HRVs and ERVs , etc. It is also wise to work on sound proofing. See our video here on how to soundproof a mechanical room for a slab on grade . Plumbing and electrical: this is really the only thing that doesn’t have an easy work-around in a slab on grade foundation. Plumbing and electrical lines em...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...solar panels. Solar heating is essentially free (there are some small increases in electricity for the costs of pumping water through larger solar panels, but it is minimal as this links to the pool filtration system anyhow if planned and built right.) The downside of solar, especially in more northern areas, is that i...

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

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

...solar panel price would be fairly constant nationally, it also makes less financial sense for someone in Quebec to install a solar panel than someone in Ontario for example. All this is to illustrate that there is not one right answer to the question of 'to be or not to be' someone with photovoltaic solar panels, your ...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...air intake for your stove, otherwise your stove will feed on warm inside air which will be replaced by cold outside air as you depressurize your house. Install a stove pipe thermometer and burn your stove at the right temperature, between 270 and 500 degrees Celsius. see here to learn about the wood combustion proces...

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?

...air source. Zuba Central air source heat pump © Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program Heat pump technology is evolving rapidly, causing energy-savvy builders to take notice as the technology improves and the prices come down. If you are unfamiliar with how a heat pump works, imagine a re...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Should I Build on a Slab on Grade Foundation or a Crawl Space?

...heaters, boilers, HRVs and ERVs , etc. It is also wise to work on sound proofing. See our video here on how to soundproof a mechanical room for a slab on grade . Plumbing and electrical: this is really the only thing that doesn’t have an easy work-around in a slab on grade foundation. Plumbing and electrical lines em...