A comeback for radiant floors heated with air tubes
Hydronic heating systems involve heated liquid being pumped through radiators, baseboard heaters, floors or even walls.
Installing a hydronic radiant floor system in a slab-on-grade floor
Post 3 in Craig Anderson's off-grid living blog covers heating systems - what worked, what didn't, and what changes were made.
Factors far beyond just air temperature affect how comfortable a home is, and if you design for comfort you will end up with a more durable and efficient home.
A case study by Alex Wilson of the Resilient Design Institute on Ecohome's Kenogami House in Northern Quebec
This is the first in a series of blogs we will post from Craig Anderson about the ups and downs of building an off-grid home.
The Net Zero Heat passive solar house in Lac Kenogami, Quebec, built by owner Alain Hamel pushes the bounds of energy efficiency. Here is a breakdown of thos...
Radiant heated floors add comfort to a home and can help you heat more efficiently.
It has been estimated that the sun provides as much energy in 15 minutes as humans use in a year. By taking advantage of that with heating and electrical gen...
When you're a long way from the amenities of civilization, employing both active and passive solar strategies can provide security, independence and just goo...