Heat Pumps and A/C

Efficient heating and cooling equipment

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Ductless mini-split air source heat pump installed in a LEED certified PH Home

How heat pumps work in a LEED or Passive House high efficiency zero net energy home - video

Heat pumps can heat a house three times more efficiently than other heating types. When paired with a heat pump water heater this significantly reduces the cost of heating & domestic hot water, especially when the home is LEED or Passive House certified… How well does a heat pump work in a LEED or Passive House certif…

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

Comparing the performance of air source heat pumps and ground source geothermal heat pumps at the Living City Campus Archetype Sustainable House to discover which is the best option… Air Source Heat Pumps, and are Ground Source Heat Pumps "Geothermal?" First let's clear up some confusion on terminology regarding heat …

What is a heat pump

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

What is a heat pump? An energy efficient home heating system that can save you some money. Read on to find out how they work and if it makes sense for you.… When it comes to residential heating and cooling systems, few types of systems are as energy efficient as heat pumps. But what exactly are they and how do they wo…

Reducing the need for air conditioning

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

Some techniques that will help you reduce your A/C needs, and certainly help you stay cool in the absence of having one.…   How to cool a home without AC While it's true that no matter where you live, be it urban, suburban or rural, the hottest days and nights of summer may have you dreaming of coolers climates. Howev…

Geothermal Heating Systems

Geothermal heating for Homes in North America - Does it work & will it save money?

Geothermal is an excellent renewable heat source but there are many variables in calculating whether it's cost effective… Geothermal Heating Systems for Homes Domestic Geothermal heating systems can be a great way to heat your home, replace a furnace, and are labeled as money savers. Question is, are they worth the hy…

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

A high efficiency mini-split heat pump feeds a heat pump water heater which will take a big bite out of the future energy bill of the Demo House.… Our previous update covered aspects of the building envelope, which allowed us to reduce the annual heating requirement to about the Passive House standard of 15 kWh per sq…

Heat pump hot water heaters, why they're a good idea

How heat pump hot water heaters work and why you should get one

Heat pump water heaters can help cut your hot water energy consumption by close to one third, particularly when partnered with an air source heat pump.… Heat pump electric hot water heaters, good or bad idea? Water heaters are generally the biggest energy drain in a home after heating. so Air-to-water heat pump water …

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

The Net Zero Heat passive solar house in Lac Kenogami, Quebec, built by owner Alain Hamel pushes the bounds of energy efficiency. Here is a breakdown of those electrical systems.… The Kenogami house is a virtual energy laboratory, and in constant evolution. Every system of this home is innovative from the heating and …

Aeratron AE2 ceiling fan

Ceiling fans and air circulation- video

To ensure comfort and get the highest efficiency from the systems in the Edelweiss House air must circulate.… In order to ensure comfort and get the most from the various systems of our house air needs to move around. Our air source heat pump and our heat pump water heater work together in boosting the efficiency, an…

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

Canada Green Building Council President Thomas Mueller calls Ecohome's Edelweiss House "A phenomenal achievement".… A LEED Platinum Home project overview As building rating systems drive building codes to greater levels of performance, the rating systems themselves need a periodic upgrade to stay ahead of the curve; e…

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

The SANC02 is the first heat pump water heater available in Canada to use outside air for heating water. Great technology, if a little pricey.… There are many manufacturers of heat pump water heaters on the market, which, rather than heating water with an electric coil as a normal electric hot water tank does, employ …

Advice

should I use an air source heat pump in a Passive House?

Posted by Iain cunningham March 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m. Heating and cooling 0 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?

Posted by Ryan Peterson May 1, 2018, 11:51 a.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses

Can you install tubing under a slab on grade foundation to extract heat in winter?

Posted by Jennifer Cole Aug. 28, 2019, 11:34 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Should I be considering 66 or 80 gallon heat pump water heater?

Posted by Greg Anderson Dec. 19, 2018, 5:44 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

What is the best way to build a Slab on grade on bedrock

Posted by peter owen Oct. 31, 2019, 3:33 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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