Hot water / Guides

Outdoor solar shower
Solar thermal collectors

DIY solar hot water shower for the great outdoors

...hot water system. Use it to build the outdoor shower of your dreams, to add a sink with warm water to your outhouse, or for both. Check out the step-by-step D...

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...

The Methane Midden compost water heater that surpassed its goal on kic
Plumbing and water heaters

Compost pile hot tub water heater

...water through a giant compost pile, it was brought from 7 °C to a blistering 62 °C. Not much more needs to be said that the video doesn't say. We love seeing st...

Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water for a site with problem soil - expansive clay

...water heat exchanger for heating the hot water tank instead. What this adds up to is Energy savings; ideal for Passive Solar Homes , ZNE, PNE, LEED & Passive Ho...

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

...water hybrid electric heat pump hot water heater that borrows that efficiency and significantly cuts the energy required to meet our domestic hot water needs. ...

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

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...water hybrid electric heat pump hot water heater that borrows that efficiency and significantly cuts the energy required to meet our domestic hot water needs. ...

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....

Grey water and heat recovery shower
Bathrooms

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water

...water necessary, increasing the savings to 80% in the case of a 20-minute shower. Reducing hot water consumption naturally reduces the amount of energy nece...

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...

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...