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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

...water heat pump water heater uses the air in the house to generate hot water, so the more efficient the air heating system is, the more efficient the hot water ...

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...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Hot water

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...efficient it becomes. In summer it acts as an air conditioner while it extracts heat from the air to generate hot water, in a way giving you 'free' hot water, s...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...hot water systems: Traditional domestic hot water systems use gas or electricity to heat water that is stored in a central water tank, ready for distribution....

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater
Plumbing and water heaters

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

...water heater that transfers heat from the ambient air in the room to the hot water tank is not such a great idea, as your domestic hot water would then be heate...

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...water run. While Brushing our teeth, doing dishes, or just waiting for hot water, we watch a lot of water go by for no reason. Taking shorter showers and smal...

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...water heat recovery Drain water heat recovery: Before entering your water heater, the cold water feed goes through thin copper pipes wrapped around the drai...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...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 the result is that it e...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

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

...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 condit...

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...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...Water efficient fixtures: Leaky faucet By using approximately 350 litres of water per person, per day, in a world where a billion people survive on 5 li...