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Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

...heating, hydronic systems are ultimately still using electricity to generate heat, so all the same environmental realities apply. Heating the liquid in a hydron...

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

Air-heated radiant floors

...hydronic heaters. Insulating air tubes near the heater box output to better distribute heat © Ecohome Can radiant floor heat...

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

Heating with electricity

...heat. Radiant in-floor heat can also be achieved through hydronic heating systems , which when heating with water from an electric boiler again offers the same ...

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

...heating? Reduce heat loss & maximize free heat gains... Tips to reduce energy use by good pool design 1) Pool Insulation to reduce heat loss: When plann...

Natural gas fireplace
Heating with gas and oil

Heating with natural gas

...hydronic heating systems. Gas fireplace: A gas fireplace is an efficient way to heat a home and it creates a nice atmosphere. Source heating is quite enjoyabl...

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit
Slab on Grade

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

...heat security in the event of a power outage, by slowly releasing its heat over the course of days. Raft slabs can be heated with hydronic systems (liquid) or a...

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Passive solar home design

how to build a slab-on-grade on standard soil

...heat. We had our zone system designed by our sponsor Uponor which ensured that the heat would be balanced as best as possible. 9: The final floor will be a po...

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...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 4: Off-grid heating systems - lessons learned from our off grid home

...heated by the hydronic system. This calculation is just an estimate of the average heating load, so this amount of heat wouldn't quite be able to keep up with...

Radiant floor tube installation
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor tubing installation video

...heat throughout the house. You can find out more about Ecohome's LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , Radiant floors , slab on grade construction step by step ,...

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...