How 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

...Heat pumps are also quite versatile; they can be used to heat incoming air from the outside, or as an air-to-water heat pump for generating residential hot water. Heat pumps are also used in conjunction with geothermal heating and cooling, where the heat is either taken from, or added back to the ground. Heat pumps m...

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

Aeratron AE2 ceiling fan
Ventilation

Ceiling fans and air circulation- video

...How heat pumps work Heat pump water heaters Ensuring indoor air quality From the EcoHome Green Building Guides

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 source in a home is an air source heat pump, as the water heater can in effect 'borrow' the efficiency of that 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 heat pump water heater uses the air in the hous...

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...

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater
Plumbing and water heaters

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

...heating system, and this is why it is so crucial to be equipped with a very efficient heating system when making your domestic hot water with a heat pump that draws heat from inside the home. To explain that further - if you heat your home with an oil furnace, a heat pump water heater that transfers heat from the amb...

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...

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 ...

Reflective window film to reduce overheating
Windows and doors

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

...work hard to keep the heat out. This oversight in design leads not only to higher cooling costs, but also less comfortable homes as the radiant heat from the surfaces of our homes warms us. The sensation of heat on the human body in this case is caused by solar radiation infrared rays. These rays have greater wavelen...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...Heat Pump Pool Heater (HPPH). One of the things we’re asked a lot at EcoHome is “ How can I reduce the cost of heating my swimming pool? ” There are clearly two factors here – just like when heating a home. On one hand we need to consider how to reduce the cost of the energy used to heat the pool, on the other hand w...