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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?

...GSHP's and ASHP's - and not really "Geothermal" heating in the true sense of the word - but hey - as many folks do call it that, they're also going to search for it, right? GSHP's v ASHP's - how are they compared? The Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP) is run out of The Living City Campus at Kortrig...

Geothermal Heating Systems
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Geothermal heating for Homes in North America - Does it work & will it save money?

...GSHP will easily cost $30,000 to have installed, and that is in exchange for a monthly saving of about 50% on the heating bill. So payback for the average single family home is simply too far away to make this a financially competitive option with all but the highest consuming homes - and even then only when the boiler...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home? And to see more guide pages in the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainable Buildings - Click Here

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater
Plumbing and water heaters

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

There are many manufacturers of 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 p...