John Lorinc has prepared a brief and informative primer on air source heat pumps and the costs and benefits of getting your home off natural gas that Pocket Retrofit Coach Paul Dowsett says should be mandatory reading for anyone interested in fuel switching.
Home and condo builders aim to develop without carbon emissions
John Lorinc writes in the Globe about passive homes and geo-sourced air pumps in new homes across Toronto and Ontario
Electric vehicles save drivers thousands of dollars over life of vehicle: Report
The Vancouver Sun has an article showing most Canadians won't buy another gas-powered car after learning that an electric car will save them tens of thousands of dollars over the life of the vehicle.
EU Looks to Cut Reliance on Russian Gas with New Investment in Heat Pumps
Here's a new twist on the argument for switching to heat pumps - they not only cut your carbon emissions, they'll cut down on Europe's dependance on Russian oil.
How To Heat Your Home Without Heating The Planet
Brett Tyron has a great rundown in Chatelaine on why switching off natural gas is key to fighting climate change, is not more expensive (especially as the carbon tax rises), and will make your home more comfortable.
The Frog Was Wrong: It Is Easy Being Green!
The Pocket Retrofit Coach, Paul Dowsett, and his colleague Daniel Hall were invited onto the Toronto Real Estate Podcast with Sherille and Ed Layton.
Why I’m Firing My Gas Stove
Chatelaine's Brett Tyron does a comprehensive look at why it's time to ditch your gas stove.
How Heat Pumps Work
Nate Adams, the House Whisperer from Cleveland, OH, has a great video breaking down heat pumps for residential uses.
Study Explores Methane Leaks in Gas Ranges
A scary study gives us yet another reason to get rid of that old gas stove and buy an induction stovetop: Poor air quality in your home.