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...

Hydronic heating system

Hydronic heating

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

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide

Slab-on-grade technical guide

A home built on a slab-on-grade can be more affordable, more comfortable and more durable. Here is a technical guide to building a home on a slab instead of ...

Natural gas fireplace

Heating with natural gas

During the combustion process, natural gas is the most efficient and least harmful of fossil fuels. How affordable or ecologically responsible it will be in ...

Snowboarder, Mike, Basich's, off-grid cabin in the woods with hot tub

Off-grid tiny house in the heart of the Sierras.

With a hot tub, personal chairlift and the mountainous playground in his back yard, snowboarding pioneer Mike Basich re-defines what a truly rich life looks ...

Heat pump water heater

How heat pump water heaters work and why you should get one

Heat pump water heaters can help cut your hot water energy consumption by close to one third, particularly when partnered with an air source heat pump.

Mitsubishi Mr.Slim heat pump

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

A high efficiency mini-split heat pump feeds a heat pump water heater which will take a big bite out of the future energy bill of the Demo House.

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

The SANC02 is the first heat pump water heater available in Canada to use outside air for heating water. Great technology, if a little pricey.

Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub

Recycled & reclaimed materials

Recycled building materials can add character to a home while you save money and reduce building waste in landfills.

Basement wall insulation

How much insulation does a basement need?

The importance of properly insulating basements cannot be stressed enough. Uninsulated basements and poorly insulated basements can be responsible for as muc...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew

Why are basements mouldy?

Basement mould and mildew can easily be avoided with better designed walls. Common building practices trap moisture in wall assemblies preventing them from d...

Advice

Why do my radiators make a crackling sound?

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

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