A refrigerant is a working fluid used in the refrigeration cycle of air conditioning systems and heat pumps where in most cases they undergo a repeated phase transition from a liquid to a gas and back again.

Refrigerants: The #1 Biggest Solution to Reverse Global Warming

Solving refrigerant emissions is ranked the single biggest solution to reverse global warming (source: Project Drawdown). “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Refrigerants” is a free introduction to refrigerant management strategies and alternative refrigerants – the playbook for deploying heat pumps responsibly, at scale.

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Chris Vallis and Tristam Coffin from Effecterra just published a new […]

EPA Section 608 Certification – Now on HeatSpring

Now you can get your EPA Section 608 Certification through HeatSpring. The course includes three 100-question practice exams and a full year to ask instructor Brynn Cooksey as many questions as you want. We offer a guarantee that you will pass the EPA Section 608 exam on the first try or we’ll pay for your […]

November 9th, 2023|Categories: Geothermal Heat Pumps, Heat Pumps, HVAC Design, Mechanical Engineering, Refrigerants|Tags: , |

The Basics of Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWH) and Installation Considerations

The heat pump water heater market is a huge area for growth in the coming years. It’s estimated to grow from $1.6 billion in 2023 to $3.4 billion in 2033, at a rate of 7.9%. 

In July 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) proposed new energy efficiency standards for water heaters which they estimate will […]

July 27th, 2023|Categories: Free Courses, Green Building, Heat Pumps, Refrigerants, Sustainable Building||

Air-to-Water Heat Pumps: Basic Terminology & How They Work

This is the tenth in a series of Heat Pump 101 videos from instructor and author, John Siegenthaler, P.E.. “Water-to-Water Heat Pumps” was the previous lesson in the series. You can enroll in John’s Heat Pump 101 course for free to learn the very basics of heat pumps in less than an hour.

Air-to-Water heat pumps […]

July 18th, 2023|Categories: Heat Pumps, Hydronic Heating, Refrigerants|Tags: |