Efficient hot water heaters / Guides

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

...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 ar...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...hot water intake through thin copper pipes wrapped around your shower drain, so the water feeding your hot water tank is preheated by the hot water going down t...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...water heaters , on demand water heaters and instantaneous water heaters are different names for the same thing - domestic hot water systems that do not include ...

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater
Plumbing and water heaters

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

...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 he...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...efficient your home is, how big your pool is or how much hot water you consume. Keep in mind that the cheapest way to ensuring a solar collector provides a hi...

Ecodrain greywater recovery unit
Greywater Heat Recovery

A new design in greywater heat recovery

...water before it is discharged from homes. In order to work they require water tanks to be filling while hot water is draining, so the functional use of these un...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...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 wate...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...heaters are made of masonry (brick, stone, tile and plaster) rather than cast iron like wood and pellet stoves. Masonry heaters are an extremely efficient way t...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...water in it will actually reduce the energy consumption. Try to keep freezers away from hot water heaters, furnaces, and any other heat source so they don't w...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...hot water. It can easily provide 60% or more of your heating and hot water in the winter and almost all your hot water needs in the summer. With a well-...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...heaters or an electric forced-air furnace. The efficiency and BTUs delivered through electric radiators, furnaces, convection heaters or boilers for hydronic ra...