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

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.

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.

R values and insulation performance

Understanding thermal performance

Study shows there are more factors at play beyond simply the R value of materials in determining the thermal performance of buildings.

Ecohome's passively heated Edelweiss House

Are better insulated homes worth the money?

Better houses can be cheaper to live in from day one. Why build a less comfortable, and less efficient home if it actually costs more?

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.

Thermal image showing where home heat loss is occurring.

How insulation works

Understanding how insulation works is best achieved by first understanding the way heat loss occurs in homes.

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