Electric water heaters are notorious for needing the rewiring to provide a 240-volt outlet capable of powering them. Not only is this bad for the environment, but it is also a hassle to install and costs a lot to run. Thankfully, new developments in water heater technology are changing this—they’re called heat pump water heaters.
Passive homes are quickly becoming some of the most popular house models in the US. These buildings optimize thermal insulation while improving ambient air quality and reducing monthly energy bills. However, passive building certifications are pretty rare, so how can you find a passive builder for your house?