How do heat pumps work / Guides

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

...heaters for zone heating but they are often noisy and need fixing and we decided they wouldn't be needed. Related topics to how well heat pumps work In LEED or Passive House homes : The benefits of coupling air source and water heater heat pumps Comparing ground source (geothermal) and air source heat pumps V...

What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...heater, which has a COP of 1 (every unit of energy you put into your electric baseboard comes out as heat), heat pumps suddenly become quite attractive! Another interesting advantage of heat pumps compared to other residential heating or cooling systems is that a heat pump can actually be configured to do both heatin...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...work Membership here . Related topics to how well heat pumps work In LEED or Passive House homes : The benefits of coupling air source and water heater heat pumps Comparing ground source (geothermal) and air source heat pumps Video green building guides on the EcoHome YouTube channel

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?

...Heat Pumps, and are Ground Source Heat Pumps "Geothermal?" First let's clear up some confusion on terminology regarding heat pumps - search Google for Geothermal Heating Systems and you will find hundreds maybe thousands of companies using the word "Geothermal" to describe ground source heat pumps, two systems that h...

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

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...How much heat a house needs to keep occupants warm is determined by how much it loses. A solar heater will provide a greater percentage of the required heat in a home if that heat demand is lower, so how well insulated and airtight a house is will be a deciding factor on how big the passive solar air heatr needs to be ...

$40k Interest-Free Loans for Green Home Renos, How to Apply Canada 2021
Grants and incentives

Greener Homes interest-free loan scheme 2021 Canada - the ultimate guide

...Heating homes with electricity can be clean and affordable regardless of high electricity rates if your house is well-sealed against heat loss and if you choose an efficient heating system like a heat pump . Heat pumps can be up to 3 times cheaper to operate compared to noisy baseboard heaters . Heat pumps work dif...

Reflective window film to reduce overheating
Windows and doors

Product feature: window film treatment to reflect heat and lower air conditioning bills

...dows Another benefit to SketchNanoGard that improves home durability is how it can prevent condensation from forming on window interiors by as much as 50% . Cold surfaces of windows act as a dehumidifier does, causing humidity from the air to condense into droplets then run down and damage window sills as well as dra...

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

Heating with electricity

...heater’. A heat pump powered by electricity and not gas would also qualify as electric heat; this is the one exception to the rule of equal efficiency as it is not electric resistance heat, but electricity is powering a condenser and a fan. See our video explanation of how heat pumps work for greater detail. Type...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...work and not necessarily what you want to do all night long during a heavy rain and power outage. And that is only if you are even lucky enough to be home and able to do it in this situation. Heavy storms are to be expected during summer heat waves, when many people are on vacation and their homes are unattended. Read ...

Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - How to apply fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - the "how to apply" guide - step by step

...door test comes in Maximum Grant Amount: Up to $1,000 Replacement Windows and doors Replace your windows or glass doors with ENERGY STAR® certified models Maximum Grant Amount: Up to $5,000 Smart Thermostats Add a smart thermostat to help improve your comfort and save money on your energy bill (must...

How to fix noisy baseboard heaters
Heating and cooling

Fixing noisy baseboard heaters, How to stop that clicking easily !

...heaters are… What can I do to stop electric baseboard heaters making clicking and banging noises when they’re turned on? Why do baseboard heaters continue to be noisy when switched off? How to deal with the constant high-pitched buzz from electric baseboard heaters? So it’s normal for baseboard heaters to b...