Air Source Heat Pumps vs. Geothermal Heating: Which is Better for Your Home?

Discover the key differences and factors to consider when choosing between Geothermal heating systems and Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) for your home...


Geothermal heating vs. Air Source Heat Pumps, which are better for homes?

Natural gas vs propane, what is the difference and which is better?

High efficiency heat pumps and heat pump water heaters are the preferred option for green homes, if your home is too far from the natural gas supply or it's mobile home or tiny house, propane may be the only option...


Natural Gas vs Propane, which is best and what are the differences?

3D Printed Homes: Is this the Future of Residential Construction?

What is a 3D printed House? Ecohome takes a detailed look at the printed home idea using new technologies and gives its verdict on this innovative construction technique that is very popular in the media...


Could 3D printed homes be the future of green home building?

Simple and affordable ways to live more sustainably every day

Prompted by Earth Day, but firmly convinced that we can make better choices every day, here's an Ecohome checklist of easy ways to learn sustainable habits at home....

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Ecohome's top tips for living more sustainably.

How to conserve heat in winter and reduce your energy bills 

Fossil fuel heating has risen sharply this year, and reducing energy bills has become a necessity.  Here are some tips on how to do that.

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New grant for heat pumps announced in Canada

A new grant scheme for Heat Pumps for 2023 of up to $5000 has been announced  to help Canadians switch from oil fired heating to electric. This $5000 can be added to existing home improvement grants.


2023 heat pump grant for Canadians to switch from oil heating

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