Heat Pumps and A/C

Efficient heating and cooling equipment

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Ductless mini-split air source heat pump

How heat pumps work - video

Heat pumps can heat a house three times more efficiently than other forms of heat. When paired with a heat pump water heater you can significantly drop the c...

Archetype Sustainable House at the Living City Campus

Heat pumps: Ground source or air source, which one makes more sense?

Comparing the performance of air source and ground source heat pumps at the Living City Campus Archetype Sustainable House.

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.

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.

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

Geothermal home heating

Geothermal is an excellent renewable heat source but is not always cost effective

Mitsubishi Mr.Slim heat pump

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.

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.

Heat pump water heater

How heat pump 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.

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 thos...

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.

Hydro towers

Heating with electricity

Electric resistance heating converts almost 100% of its energy into heat. Ultimately though, the true efficiency and environmental impact of heating with ele...

Advice

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

Should I lower my thermostat at night?

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

What is the best solar water heating system?

Posted by Geri Rhodes July 6, 2018, 3:35 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

Looking for great reasonably priced way to heat an off grid home

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 1 Responses

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses

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