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

Heating with electricity

...ing with Electric heating though in new or renovated Green high efficiency homes and when looking for heating zero energy homes , is that as the percentage of electricity generation by renewable sources increases, so does your heating system by default reduce it's carbon footprint. Electric heat sources: Heating wi...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The Kenogami House: Energy systems in Net Zero Energy Home Design

...heating this close to net zero energy house, in the form of in-floor radiant heat . Radiant floor tubing in Alain Hamel's Net Zero Energy design Kenogami House © Ecohome Radiant floor heat in a Net Zero Energy Home: While the radiant floors were originally heated with a condensing boiler, that was since repla...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...inating the need for sheathing and roofing materials. By replacing sheeting and roof coverings, this potentially offers a net savings on roofing with new home construction before you even plug them in. If the legends are true, this could leave both solar shingles and existing panels in their wake. Stay tuned, more on...

How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...ing' recommendations to downgrade from triple-pane windows to just double-pane windows, and reducing basement slab insulation to as little as they can get away with. In terms of heating, cooling and ventilation, system design and sizing is often left to installers instead of engineers trained in that discipline. Inst...

How to fix noisy baseboard heaters
Heating and cooling

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

...heating – depending of course on the cost of electric, gas or heating fuel. In cold climate zones , we would always suggest investing in better insulation first, and carrying out an energy audit involving a blower door test before installing a full house of baseboard heaters. That said, if the home is reasonably effici...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...ing. Exterior insulation will better protect against foundation cracking and interior moisture damage by eliminating the freeze/thaw cycle that a foundation wall insulated from the inside will experience. Discover how to insulate and build better basements here . Install a sump pump; including a battery backup is a...

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

Hydronic heating

...ints. It is a simple matter of running a normal 4 inch plumbing pipe from your attic to your utility room. By doing so, installing solar panels (thermal or photovoltaic) is a simple matter of fishing wires or tubes through the pipe rather than an expensive remodelling project involving opening walls. A bit of real es...