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 well heat pumps work In LEED or Passive House homes : The benefits of coupling air source and water heater heat pumps Comparing ground source (geother...

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

...heat pump, which on average is about 3 times more efficient than most other heat sources. See here for an article on how heat pumps work . An air-to-water hea...

What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...heating and cooling systems, few types of systems are as energy efficient as heat pumps. But what exactly are they and how do they work? In short, a heat pump i...

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

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem well heat pumps work In LEED or Passive House homes : The benefits of coupling air source and water heater heat pumps Comparing ground source (geother...

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 Geother...

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

Heating with electricity

...heat, but electricity is powering a condenser and a fan. See our video explanation of how heat pumps work for greater detail. Types of electric resistance hea...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...pumps, etc. Most heating equipment requires power to begin operating but not necessarily to continue operating. Remember that gas goes bad, so don’t keep a ...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...heating whatsoever, it doesn’t need it.” How does a wood stove not qualify as backup heat? And when did propane stop being a fossil fuel? You don't have to di...

Natural backyard swimming pool design (NSP)
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Natural ponds and natural swimming pools it yourself. Natural swimming pool image via You can learn how to heat a pool in the most effective & Eco-friendly way, saving energy &...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...pumps and heat exchangers to supply heat to the house and provide domestic hot water. Well how did the house perform? The solar system heated the house during...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...don levels, and after radon mitigation was installed and we re-tested for radon, I now know we can live safely - so radon mitigation works! First step, find o...