Electric Heating

Heating efficiently with electricity

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Hydro towers

Heating with electricity

Electric resistance heating converts almost 100% of its energy into heat. Ultimately though, the true efficiency and environmental impact of heating with ele...

Archetype Sustainable House at the Living City Campus

Heat pumps: Ground source or air source, which one makes more sense?

Comparing the performance of air source and ground source heat pumps at the Living City Campus Archetype Sustainable House.

What is a heat pump

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

What is a heat pump? An energy efficient home heating system that can save you some money. Read on to find out how they work and if it makes sense for you.

Gas powered tankless water heaters

Tankless water heaters

Choosing a water heater - tank or tankless?

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

The flat plate solar thermal collector from Viessmann has a modulating collector to prevent overheating.

Heating an off-grid home

Off-grid heating systems

Post 3 in Craig Anderson's off-grid living blog covers heating systems - what worked, what didn't, and what changes were made.

High efficiency wood stoves

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

Improvements in stove technology have made wood and biomass fuel a more popular and efficient heat source.

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

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...

Air-heated radiant concrete floor

Air-heated radiant floors

A comeback for radiant floors heated with air tubes

Solariums in cold climates

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

Solariums and sunrooms in cold climates will not add heat to a homes as commonly thought.

Hydronic heating system

Hydronic heating

Hydronic heating systems involve heated liquid being pumped through radiators, baseboard heaters, floors or even walls.

Advice

Why do my radiators make a crackling sound?

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 1:48 p.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

Should I lower my thermostat at night?

Posted by Ryan Peterson May 1, 2018, 11:51 a.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses

Is it worth investing in triple-pane windows?

Posted by Anonymous July 8, 2017, 12:39 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Should I replace my skylights with solar tubes?

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Nov. 30, 2018, 9:32 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Vapour barrier vs air barrier

Posted by Sherri Mccormick Aug. 17, 2018, 3:24 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

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