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Heat pump hot water heaters, why they're a good idea
Plumbing and water heaters

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

...Heat pump electric hot water heaters, good or bad idea? Water heaters are generally the biggest energy drain in a home after heating . so Air-to-water heat pump water heaters are potentially a big energy saver, particularly when the main heat source in a home is an air source heat pump, as the water heater can in eff...

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater
Plumbing and water heaters

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

...heat pump water heaters on the market, which, rather than heating water with an electric coil as a normal electric hot water tank does, employ an evaporator to extract heat from the air (either interior or exterior) and use it to make hot water. The byproduct of an air-to-water heat pump after it extracts heat is col...

Ductless mini-split air source heat pump installed in a LEED certified PH Home
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

How heat pumps work in a LEED or Passive House high efficiency zero net energy home - video

...heat pump to heat the air of the house. This gives us air that is heated on average three times more efficiently (and three times cheaper) than had we relied on electric resistance heat in the form of baseboard heaters or our radiant floor boiler. We also have an air-to-water hybrid electric heat pump hot water heate...

Aeratron AE2 ceiling fan
Ventilation

Ceiling fans and air circulation- video

...to ensure comfort and get the most from the various systems of our house air needs to move around. Our air source heat pump and our heat pump water heater work together in boosting the efficiency, and the ceiling fan is a big part of making that happen. This video explains the relationship between those systems. Thanks...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...heater that offers you only a 1 to 1 ratio. The Voltex water heater from AO Smith is an air-to-water heat pump which extracts heat from the air to generate hot water, so in the winter that 3 to 1 heating ratio of the first heat pump is transferred to the water heater. And the more 'free' heat you have in winter (sola...

What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...air into your home. Heat pumps are also quite versatile; they can be used to heat incoming air from the outside, or as an air-to-water heat pump for generating residential hot water. Heat pumps are also used in conjunction with geothermal heating and cooling, where the heat is either taken from, or added back to the gr...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...ton) high-efficiency variable capacity air-to-air source heat pump manufactured by Mitsubishiâ„¢ with a direct expansion coil air handling unit (AHU) and a multi-speed fan to supply warm and cold air for space heating and cooling. House B Heated with a 13.3 kW high efficiency ground source heat pump manufactured by W...

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

...heat pumps in this house, an air-to-air heat pump that extracts heat from outside air to heat inside air, and an air-to-water heat pump. The air to water heat pump extracts heat from ambient air inside the home and transfers it to the hot water tank, offering efficient air conditioning in summer. As for heat storage,...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...to refresh the air. Read more here about vertical gardens and living green walls inside homes. Heat pump water heaters help cool a home as they extract heat from the air to generate hot water . Rather than shooting hot air at your neighbours house, a heat pump water heater converts heat in the air into hot water, and...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...to take measures to avoid overheating during mild periods, Alain is considering an air-to-water heat pump to extract heat from the air where it can be deposited into a domestic hot water tank. From there it can serve domestic hot water needs, or be transferred to the radiant concrete floor as thermal storage to balance...

Thermal batteries for passive solar design
Efficient home design

Thermal batteries: how to passively store heat

...to conclude, paraffin can store 16 times as much heat per kg as concrete, and 3.4 times as much as water. So while water may not be the best material to store heat, it certainly is the most affordably priced and easily accessible. The Cp value referred to in the above text refers to the heat capacity of materials. ...