Taking My Own Minisplit Advice, Finally
The Energy Nerd gets a cold-climate heat pump
How to Choose Backup Heat for a Ductless Minisplit System
In a well-insulated house with low heating loads, what makes the most sense?
Which Comes First: Air-Sealing and Insulation or New Minisplits?
The answer might be obvious to building science experts but one homeowner questions best practices
Making Sense of Minisplits
Find out if this type of energy-efficient electric heating and cooling system is right for your home
Hedging Bets on a Heating and Cooling System
Does it make sense to Install both a hydronic heat system and a heat pump for AC?
Ducted Air-Source Heat Pumps from American Manufacturers
Are there any cold-climate heat pumps that can be connected to regular forced-air ductwork?
Getting Into the Details
The house is dried in and mechanical work is starting
Tweaking Plans for a Minisplit System
With heating and cooling load calculations in hand, a homeowner tries to fine-tune specs for a minisplit system
Should We Promote Heat Pumps to Save Energy?
Replacing electric resistance heat with heat pumps could trim the nation's consumption of electricity by 2% — but in very cold states, gas furnaces still use less energy
The Carbon Footprint of Minisplits
Is heating with a minisplit heat pump really ‘greener’ than heating with fossil fuels?