[Greenbuilding] Ductless Heat Pump Performance

Paul Eldridge paul.eldridge at ns.sympatico.ca
Tue Dec 6 20:32:25 PST 2011

Hi Steve,

If I could utilise passive solar to offset some portion of our space 
heating requirements it would be rather foolish of me not to do so, but 
short of cutting down my neighbour's trees and my own, this option isn't 
available to me; consequently, I've chosen the next best solution which 
in our case is a high efficiency air source heat pump powered by 100 per 
cent renewable energy.  High efficiency ductless heat pumps are simple, 
reliable, economical to operate and they don't require that I alter the 
outward appearance of our home which is important to me as I want to 
maintain its traditional Cape Cod look.


On 12/6/2011 10:32 PM, natural building wrote:
> While passive solar energy may not be easy or have the highest 
> rewards, it could be considered as FREE since it is part of the design 
> stage and doesn't necessarily involve additional expenditure. So to 
> NOT consider passive solar as an effective strategy where it can be 
> utilised seems, to me, to be throwing away free energy...
> '...airtightness, insulation, and good windows' all involve additional 
> expense to achieve their rewards.
> Regards,
> Steve Satow
> www.naturalbuildingsite.net <http://www.naturalbuildingsite.net>
> naturalbuilding at shaw.ca <mailto:naturalbuilding at shaw.ca>

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