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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 to flow into the tank but present unwanted flow of hot water out of the tank. Some advantages of tankless water heaters: Since tankless water heater...

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...

Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

...Tankless (on demand) water heaters Combination hot water tank and boiler Combination solar water heater and boiler Geothermal heat pumps Hydronic radi...

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...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...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 t...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...hot water in the summer, and there are more sun hours to collect heat. With reduced demand and a greater input of energy, storage tanks can reach their maximum ...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

At last, a compact & easy to maintain solution for gray water recycling & treatment - the Hydraloop

...water with a Hydraloop system What can recycled gray water be used for? First, we should distinguish what graywater or grey water is. Graywater refers to ...

Ecodrain greywater recovery unit
Greywater Heat Recovery

A new design in greywater heat recovery

...water tanks to be filling while hot water is draining, so the functional use of these units is pretty well limited to the shower, with a bath your water tank is...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...hot water essentially for free. Heat extracted from indoor air will be transferred to the existing hot water tank, allowing excess daytime heat to be used for...

Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...water as it passes through a coil in the storage tank. An additional gas or electricity-powered coil in the tank will heat water if the solar panel can’t mainta...