On demand water heaters / Guides

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...water heaters', 'continuous flow heaters', 'instantaneous waters' or 'flash heaters'. The drawback with traditional domestic 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. The main drawbacks of traditio...

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

...one operation while heating hot water for the next bath or shower, so we think they're a good idea overall, but you may also want to consider tankless on demand hot water heaters for which there's a guide here . Now you know all about heat pump hot water heaters , next take a look at the How to Choose a Fireplace or ...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...water heater is filling up long before the hot water is draining. But with houses that will see a lot of showering, grey water recovery systems offer a good return on investment. Tankless water heaters Tankless water heaters © Ecohome Tankless or ‘on demandwater heaters are small units that fit easily in ki...

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

Hydronic heating

...onmental realities apply. Heating the liquid in a hydronic system can be achieved in many ways: Tankless (on demand) water heaters Combination hot water tank and boiler Combination solar water heater and boiler Geothermal heat pumps Hydronic radiators and baseboard heaters will transfer heat in the same w...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...water heating, swimming pool heating, or in conjunction with hydronic radiant heaters or radiant floors. The percentage of your heating demand that a collector will provide in any situation depends on solar availability and consumption; meaning, how efficient your home is, how big your pool is or how much hot water you...

DIY Bidet Installation Video - Save on Water & Paper
Bathrooms

DIY Bidet installation video

...onservation of natural resources in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages . DIY Home Bidet kits - compare online here Water efficient toilets that work well Are low-flow shower heads worth it? Tips for reducing hot water consumption All about gas and electric on demand water heaters ...

Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...water directly, the requirement of glycol as a heat transfer fluid and the problems that it brings with it are a big part of why you don’t see more such systems in Canada. For more on Solar Water Heaters, read about EcoHome's new concept home with a solar air heated radiant floor that delivers solar heated water in t...

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...on top and be declared "net zero," but that would cost a fortune and can hardly be considered sustainable. The key to successful green home construction in the future is, as mentioned above, to reduce consumption from the beginning by design. There are many potential ways to reduce the energy consumption of a home du...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...one conclusion that at some point someone will pluck that ripe apple from the tree and develop a residential solution. PV panels on your roof can reduce your personal energy consumption, but without home power storage you are still reliant on grid power. The latest lithium-ion technology in home batteries and power s...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...on isn’t too complicated, just time consuming so you can do a lot of it yourself and save some money. A hole must be drilled under each panel and a wire fed through, then you get up in your attic to connect all the wires for what could seem an eternity depending on the season. It may not be a strong force on the ma...

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

...oney on pool heating costs and even if some will save more than others, each tip on their own will save on energy use to some percent – And as they say, there’s no such thing as a small economy! We found a large choice of money saving solar pool heaters online here and we have a guide on saving energy for swimming po...