The Future of Heat Pumps is Underground (and other places, too!)

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  • Hey everyone, it’s pinned comment time! And there are some *corrections and clarifications* here. Exciting! First, heat pumps part 1: fistart.info/tv/videot/nH-XlKJ7nryz2NU.html Second, refrigerants! Sloppy script-writing me didn’t catch that I implied CO2 as a refrigerant was the _only_ other option, but it’s not! There have been many climate-friendly refrigerants in use in lots of applications such as isobutane and propane, but the main trouble with these is they go boom sometimes. In larger systems the quantities needed can be dangerous which is why R-1234yf and CO2 as refrigerants are important! Third, heat pump dryers! My explanation into them is, um, well not right. It’s better to think of them as giant dehumidifiers that recirculate air through the drum. Heat slowly builds up, but it’s not really being taken from the room. Instead it’s just the heat created by the compressor being continually recaptured, and a sort of thermal feedback loop forms. The cold surface of the evaporator also pulls the moisture out to be collected. Here’s a video from This Old House that has a great diagram (though the refrigeration cycle’s magicalness of latent heat is pretty much skipped) fistart.info/tv/videot/qZqwj51to9KuybM.html Fourth, I regret saying it's a "myth" that tankless heaters provide instant hot water. More fairly I think it's a misconception. Fifth, I dunno! I’ll add stuff here as we go along. Aren’t pinned comments neat? I love being able to put information right up at the very top for you so you don’t have to waste your time commenting!

    Technology ConnectionsTechnology Connections11 päivää sitten
    • Here we have ground source heat pumps for summer - high cop even at 45 C ambient. To be technically correct (the best kind of correct) these systems are geoexchange or ground-source as distinct from geothermal

      Ralf WilsonRalf WilsonPäivä sitten
    • 100

      mjr . LIFEmjr . LIFE3 päivää sitten
    • @first lastmany people including me vent their electric clothes dryer inside in the winter. Just don't try it with a gas dryer.

      Trevor RitchieTrevor Ritchie3 päivää sitten
    • @BG HoodyI think he was referencing the use of the term "instant" hot water as a myth as tankless water heaters don't provide "instant" hot water at the end of a long pipe.

      Trevor RitchieTrevor Ritchie3 päivää sitten
    • @Zack Carey Nissan LEAF uses a heat pump

      Trevor RitchieTrevor Ritchie3 päivää sitten
  • Could a house that uses heated floors work with a heat pump though?

    My Username Is Also BortMy Username Is Also Bort56 minuuttia sitten
  • Heat pump clothes dryers suck compared to "normal" dryers, at least my European one does.

    isupossisupossTunti sitten
  • My ground loop goes below freezing despite being 6ft or more below the surface, the combination of -20/-40F and lack of moisture in a semi arid climate meaning heat conductivity is limited, but methanol and other additives mean it still works fine.

    Steevo69Steevo69Tunti sitten
  • [rude raspberry] The subtitles are fantastic!

    Rémi CardonaRémi Cardona2 tuntia sitten
  • My condo uses a closed-loop water source heat pump... it uses a really terrible line voltage mechanical thermostat I'm getting replaced with a modern digital one.

    MattMatt4 tuntia sitten
  • Our water heater is a hybrid one. We run it on heat pump most of the time. And because it's in the garage, it actually makes a great air conditioner for the garage in the summer. Especially since our garage door is insulated. I can actually just use my garage as if it's another part of the house. However, in the winter it gets hella cold in there.

    steevfsteevf5 tuntia sitten
  • lifehack: if you put your house under ground you don't even have to pump the heat to the surface.

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  • 25:00 Holy... $5? Okay, I buy a considerably larger canister for work, but, they cost a GRAND! They never used to cost as much as £1000, but they do now.

    bobingaboutbobingabout8 tuntia sitten
  • i live right next to a lake in australia. in the winter it gets down to 10C (50F) at the lowest, and in the summer it gets upto 45C (113F). would it be worth using the lake for heating/cooling?

    Peter MillerPeter Miller9 tuntia sitten
  • Ac unit that dissipates heat into hot water tank?

    seamego seaseamego sea14 tuntia sitten
  • just wanna say thank you for the subtitles, idk if you write them but i assume so cause your funny notes, just lightens the mood, keep up your amazing work! been subbed for a long time and ill never regret sticking with ya!

    mortalZ zombieXmortalZ zombieX18 tuntia sitten
  • I'm the UK we have point of use showers.

    David BalfourDavid Balfour18 tuntia sitten
  • Oh, well done

    David BalfourDavid Balfour18 tuntia sitten
  • Fully agree, now do combined hear and power plants

    David BalfourDavid Balfour18 tuntia sitten
  • I was out by myself in the graveyard I was doing an interpretive dance...

    Spencer PetersenSpencer Petersen18 tuntia sitten
  • I love your jacket, man.

    Sean MartinSean Martin20 tuntia sitten
  • I'll defrost your outside unit. Sorry, I watched a stupid Nick Cage movie with my brother tonight.

    Sean MartinSean Martin20 tuntia sitten
  • Here in French Canada, A/C is almost a foreign concept and our electricity is stupidly cheap and green. Electric heaters make sense here. I say almost, because one half of my building has A/C and my half doesn't. Where did they stick the heat pumps? RIGHT ON TOP OF MY SIDE OF THE BUILDING. There's an extra-loud one atop of my very dorm. Thanks to acoustic bullshit, it is especially noticeable when I'm in bed or at my workstation. I am not fond of heat pumps. I don't care if it's better. I don't care if I could save the planet. Heat pumps are loud boxes over my head and the less I have to hear them, the better.

    RWallace514RWallace51420 tuntia sitten
  • Didn’t get why keeping gallons of water hot is not more wasteful than warming it on demand

    danielecorkdanielecork23 tuntia sitten
  • Citys do use shared thermal heat, look at halifax.

    Anti DecepticonAnti Decepticon23 tuntia sitten
  • I have an easy solution, it's crazy, but ever thing of just running 2 thermostats? also you can use the triggering of the secondary thermostat, to trip open a normally closed relay and cut w line to the line of the other thermostat and it will turn off.

    Anti DecepticonAnti DecepticonPäivä sitten
  • Wouldn't ventless clothes dryers be a little dusty on the inside?

    GizmoFromPizmoGizmoFromPizmoPäivä sitten
  • For this kind of price i would need to consume my current rate of gas and electricty for nearly 30 years before i reach the upfront cost...I admit those are great techs but like solar panels, if you are not rich they are more a financial trap than anything.

    dragonmares59110dragonmares59110Päivä sitten
  • Heat pump heat is always cold.

    GizmoFromPizmoGizmoFromPizmoPäivä sitten
  • My Tesla Model Y uses a heat pump to cool and heat the cabin. So it can be done!

    John MarvinJohn MarvinPäivä sitten
  • "Engineers are smart". Many engineers are smart, some have degrees and believe they know more than technicians with decades of experience. - a salty technician.

    K_TechK_TechPäivä sitten
  • Thank you so much for this video! I was very confused about a construction site in my street where they are making giant vertical holes in the ground with huge tubes. It seemed completely crazy, but now I'm sure it's for a geothermal heat pump!

    Beere AzulBeere AzulPäivä sitten
  • Radical!

    AlyxAlyxPäivä sitten
  • I mean... Propane (R290) is also a pretty fantastic refrigerant, cheap, operates are reasonable pressures, and practically no GWP and no ODP at all. Buuuut... Well, everyone knows the downside here. People will freak out about propane in a refrigeration system, and yet no one has a problem with 600 gallons of it sitting in a tank behind the house. What about cars, you say? Ok, well, I guess the 10-40 gallon tank of HIGHLY flammable liquid sitting underneath your vehicle is also a problem.

    akio2589akio2589Päivä sitten
  • My parents added a geothermal heat pump to their house when they built it around '99. They /could/ have taken a vertical system, but since they had the place and were digging around anyway they chose the horizontal system. Unlike in your examples this isn't used for eating the air of the building, but solely for the central heating for both the warm water and the house's floor heating (we only have floor heating). Thus it isn't as easily reversible, but it *does* keep the house cooler in the summer a bit. The system runs without much problems and only around two years ago or so my parents had to replace the pump due to age. 😁 Fun fact: back then our friends had all said that they'd come around with blankets and such when our heating would fail, cause it wasn't that known back then either, but we always had a cozy home with around 23°C 😍 I take it condenser dryers aren't that common in the US then? 🤔

    PascalDragonPascalDragonPäivä sitten
  • Odd that Tesla didn’t invest in developing an automotive heat pump before the model 3 - quite a lot of range bang for a surely fairly small development cost?

    Ralf WilsonRalf WilsonPäivä sitten
  • Thoroughly enjoyed! Heat pump tech seems to be making some big strides lately into the high temp/high delta realm. Should do an episode on commercial scale systems, the COPs on chillers running cooling towers can be extraordinary (>>10) it’s combining an evaporative cooler with a heat pump but it’s still impressive.

    Ralf WilsonRalf WilsonPäivä sitten
  • R-1234yf is still an HFC.

    pleappleappleappleappleappleapPäivä sitten
  • New York City has several large district steam systems. They are not growing though.

    pleappleappleappleappleappleapPäivä sitten
  • There's also gas-powered heat pumps. You might want to make a video...

    pleappleappleappleappleappleapPäivä sitten
  • heatpumps are worse than gas boilers, i would never use a heat pump.

    gameplayer1188gameplayer1188Päivä sitten
  • Rock isn't that thermally conductive. Thermal Coils will shed temperature certainly. But when the cooling side becomes saturated, the rock will start to struggle to warm up fast enough by soaking heat from nearby rock or soil. But A surface mounted system can dump heat into a subterrainian solution. And you can pretty much dump as much heat down there as you want. It won't STAY but it will at least absorb more heat than any heat pump can dump.

    Glen McGillivrayGlen McGillivrayPäivä sitten
  • "......IM PUMPED FOR IT!" 10/10 for heat pump based PUN EXECUTION

    MisFit ChitMisFit ChitPäivä sitten
  • What we really need is for Peltier coolers to become more efficient. Usually solid state is more efficient than stuff with moving parts. Somehow it is not with Peltiers. If we can get them to be equally or more efficient the technology can shrink by a lot and make much less sound.

    jacky koningjacky koningPäivä sitten
  • haha yeah capitalism sure is great!!!!!!! best joke i ever did

    LIES LIES LIESLIES LIES LIES2 päivää sitten
  • I was in a "greenfield" development when my house was built in suburb 35 miles outside of Chicago. There was bare land. I asked if I could have geothermal piping installed in the back yard. I was denied. I would have even hired my own contractors but was blocked every step of the way. Sad.

    Shadow KatShadow Kat2 päivää sitten
  • I personally like the milder heat heatpumps provide than the oven like heat furnaces outputs...

    O!TechnologyO!Technology2 päivää sitten
  • The "But Sometimes!" Is back!!!!

    Christian TemelkoskiChristian Temelkoski2 päivää sitten
  • It is STUPID expensive to run a heat pump. Gas is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much cheaper. Here in AZ, running my A/C, I see about $6-700 a month electric bill for a 5 ton 1 year old house/system with 3 zones (~3000 sqft house). I have natural gas and a furnace that cost me pennies all winter to run. Litterally about $30, for 2 months of use or $600 for two months heat pump...

    Mike HarrisMike Harris2 päivää sitten
  • Hey, *I've been watching your videos for a while now* As an HVAC Tech who does Electronics for a hobby (including repairing VCR's back in the day) I appreciate how accurate your videos are. Even for the refrigeration content whereas most techie people have no idea. Anyway, *as it pertains to this video* I thought maybe you would get a kick out of a few of my own projects. I installed a 3 ton 3 phase condenser onto my home for a Solar Powered project (that is still ongoing work). I get the 3 phase from a Variable Speed Drive. Single Phase in. DC in from Solar. *I converted the straight cool condenser into a heat pump* here fistart.info/tv/videot/1nmztouteKeHvrM.html where I added a reversing valve, Thermal Expansion Valve, etc. Check it out! And as for my water heater. Well right after I replaced it I installed a HEAT PUMP with a circulation pump to heat my water. I later installed a smaller heat pump. Entirely DIY with a compressor, evaporator coil I fashioned, and a heat exchanger etc. I'm using a 9,000 BTU compressor. Pulls 8 amps at 115V which is about 4 amps at 230V equivalent. In compare to my 4.5KW heating element that draws 18 amps at 230V, that is a bit less! And it doesn't take too terribly long to heat. My most recent DIY heat pump is mounted outside and I ran the water pipe through the wall. I have yet to install a frost sensor so it did freeze the coil TWICE this winter. (It's pretty mild here in the AZ Desert) fistart.info/tv/videot/25S4rph9ptOb2LM.html The videos are cool. I'm 50 yrs old so some of the old tech you review are fond memories!

    hackfreehvachackfreehvac2 päivää sitten
  • We are currently building an off grid house in upstate New York. The water heater has been a major headache because of how much energy it would use and how much solar system would need to be upsized. I will definitely look into the hybrid water heater!

    B BolB Bol2 päivää sitten
  • I am going down all the channels I subscribe to and asking them if they can set up a channel on Rumble ... that way I can get rid of the FIstart app but still see all the best creators who I have grown to love. Thanks in advance.

    Chris MilesChris Miles2 päivää sitten
  • Well the problem with heat pumps in electric vehicles may simply be the cost. It's simply not feasable to put in a heatpump costing hundreds of dollars into an entry level electric car costing perhaps 1200 Dollars. Of course that argument is moot for those expensive massively overpowered vehicles companies like Tesla Motors make.

    wrtlpfmpfwrtlpfmpf2 päivää sitten
  • Heat pumps don't really work all that well if you are using oldschool radiators.

    Hobbes TigerHobbes Tiger2 päivää sitten
  • Last week I delivered a 30lb container (think propane tank, but smaller) of R-1234yf to a shop. The invoice said it cost nearly $800...

    TikkaQrowTikkaQrow2 päivää sitten
  • Lots of systems slam the reverse valve while running because 'planned obsolescence'

    TikkaQrowTikkaQrow2 päivää sitten
  • Early adopters could also be turned off by reliability and they are godawful expensive to repair. Another fantastic (literally) green idea that has to improve before it should be forced on poor consumers. And yes, I had a house with a ground source heat pump. With repairs and maintenance it cost far more than a high efficiency gas furnace.

    Curt WuolletCurt Wuollet2 päivää sitten
  • Intellectual Property is literally government-granted monopolization of ideas.

    chbruleschbrules2 päivää sitten
  • So why is the heat output of my fridge not being pumped into my hot water system and tumble dryer?

    Pete SmithPete Smith2 päivää sitten
  • I have two ground source heat pumps I've installed. The one in my shop has saved my business thousands of dollars.

    amphibiousmarineincamphibiousmarineinc2 päivää sitten
  • Kudos on the TMBG reference!

    dcseaindcseain2 päivää sitten
  • It may help folks to understand if they remember there is no such thing as “cold”, what we call cold is just the lack of heat. Heat is present in anything / everything above absolute zero. Moving heat via a heat pump can be very efficient under certain conditions / parameters, as all your doing is moving heat not generating heat, this falls in a narrow band of efficiency after which generating heat is cheaper than moving heat

    J TJ T2 päivää sitten
  • You like hybrid water heaters?

    Stove GuyStove Guy2 päivää sitten
  • Can we get heat pumps hot enough to boil water?

    David WilliamsDavid Williams2 päivää sitten
  • is this a real video or april fools? before i watch xD

    who diswho dis2 päivää sitten
  • Great video

    Brian FaulknerBrian Faulkner3 päivää sitten
  • As someone who is thinking about buying a house in the near future, I find these videos very interesting. Thank you.

    Tom T.Tom T.3 päivää sitten
  • Waste heat is a subject you should explore someday. Not make a video, but just look into personally. It turns out a lot of waste heat is not actually otherwise wasted heat, but a deliberate effort to create a lot of heat by making processes less efficient, or at least control the efficiency of some industrial process. Often this is because of political reasons.

    Lieuwe WestraLieuwe Westra3 päivää sitten
  • I just watched your video on automotive signal lights and it struck me - you're FIstart's Andy Rooney

    Stephen ManaryStephen Manary3 päivää sitten
  • In the UK there is/are/will be green initiatives to install heat pumps, but they must be heat only. Can't have the "common man/woman/?" using cooling and dehumidifying in the all so short summer. Make it up, No Need

    diez66diez663 päivää sitten
  • One of the best videos on how to save energy and how to "try to be greener". I love it! And I agree, patents on stuff to save the planet and our lives are so very stupid :/

    Jay ExtarysJay Extarys3 päivää sitten
  • What?!? Heat Pump Dryer?!? I want you to dig into that further! How much longer does it take to dry the same load of laundry? How much energy do I save? NEXT VIDEO IDEA! :-D Excellent video.

    ooglekooglek3 päivää sitten
  • Geothermal drilling for houses in zentral Europe is quite normal for more than a decade

    Andreas CheeseAndreas Cheese3 päivää sitten
  • You already mentioned it at 13:30, but community geothermal makes JUST SO MUCH SENSE. We already need to start building much more dense cities. New developments should be townhouses, duplexes, quadplexes, and apartments. Splitting the cost over dozens of units is just perfect.

    Adam TreasterAdam Treaster3 päivää sitten
  • I always thought cars used residual heat (from the cooling circuit in combustion, from the battery cooling in EV) for interior heating, was I wrong?

    ThomasThomas3 päivää sitten
  • VWs ID. cars use CO2 heat pumps :-)

    DooMMasteRDooMMasteR3 päivää sitten
  • How come every time DuPont develops a new refrigerant, the old one is touted as hurting the ozone or affecting the climate?

    Rune MobergRune Moberg3 päivää sitten
  • 17:28 my 2017 Renault Zoe came with a heat pump. I thought this was general practise.

    leon wittemanleon witteman3 päivää sitten
  • Thinking of the overheating of the London underground system. Wouldn't it be nice to harvest that energy in winter to heat the buildings upstairs?

    Steffen BanhardtSteffen Banhardt3 päivää sitten
  • r152a... aka "Dust Off". More efficient than r134a, as well as cheap and readily available. It's starting to be used in European cars, and here in the People's Republik of Kalifornia, where r134a is very expensive, is the preferred alternative.

    DetroitDiesel671DetroitDiesel6713 päivää sitten
  • Definitely looking forward to the tankless water heater video. Huge, like HUGE segway for water softeners and how they work. This whole energy situation makes me want to quit my job and make loads of patents for how there are millions of ways to reuse energy that is just being wasted. Huge, absolutely huge one for me is roadways. Black tarmac, and absolutely no energy is being harnesses by that unimaginable amount of energy being harnessed just from the common roads. Just think of the amount of power they could generate just doing nothing other than a way of travel... Just a food for thought.

    Duncan MacPhersonDuncan MacPherson3 päivää sitten
  • Definitely a swing going from the west coast to the east coast. A heat pump is the absolute norm on the east coast. As for geothermal in the east coast, cost and installation will equal after about 6-10 years. Geothermal is definitely a huge advantage for people who live constantly in a very cold climate. I would love to have geothermal in every house. Cooling and heating both. Cooling in hot summer times will be amazing.

    Duncan MacPhersonDuncan MacPherson3 päivää sitten
  • they will have to start building these appliances to last most of a life time as well to justify the extra expense and recoup the money.

    YishayOfStormwindYishayOfStormwind3 päivää sitten
  • rest of the world does something that makes sense america - I'm gonna pretend I didn't see it

    NonsensicalVidsNonsensicalVids3 päivää sitten
  • @Technology Connections, I believe UW-Platteville (not too far from you) uses district heating along with their on campus power plant to heat and cool the buildings.

    Joe TenniesJoe Tennies4 päivää sitten
  • Refrigerants used are changing really fast in Europe

    J RisnerJ Risner4 päivää sitten
  • The people I know that hate their heat pumps, hate them because of the cost. The high range of COP for most middle-market air sourced heat pumps (the ones a consumer would most likely own) is about 4.0, which is just about break even cost-wise compared to natural gas. So for most consumer-grade heat pumps, they are as cost efficient as gas at the best of times(actually when you WON'T need heat) , and usually worse (usually during the times you do need heat), - and if they turn on their resistive heating backup source, they are 4 TIMES more costly to run. You can add a Natural Gas Backup source, which would mitigate much of this, but in my experience, that's not how these were typically installed.

    Jonathan SmithJonathan Smith4 päivää sitten
  • Why does my apartment in a group of buildings called the "eco-houses" not have heatpump waterheaters and dryers!? we need them... oh that's right, they ran out of money before we got really cool stuff (like solar panels on the roofs). I Might have to take this up, and try to calculate how fast we can save the upfront cost, even then it might be hard, they didn't really buy my "let's go full LED outside, it will save us a bunch of money in 18 months when the initial cost has been saved"

    Rune FjordRune Fjord4 päivää sitten
  • I guess I've ONLY ever seen vertical geothermal in my area lol but still something I'm doing on my next house!

    Evan NekudaEvan Nekuda4 päivää sitten
  • I use a solar clothes dryer... Here in Sydney Australia, we have a dryer, but it only gets used every year or so)

    Perry BrownPerry Brown4 päivää sitten
  • Who is Ellen?

    Q-tuberQ-tuber4 päivää sitten
  • Oh hey, we use district heating here in Fairbanks, Alaska. You can get a steam tap from the local power plants (depending on location, obviously) and use it for whatever you wish. Downtown buildings use it generally for heating, but residential buildings can use it for all sorts of things.

    KaedennKaedenn4 päivää sitten
  • I am looking forward to that other time you hinted at when you'd cover the passive house ;)

    Sim JansSim Jans4 päivää sitten
  • Where do thermoelectrics fit into this?

    7heRedBaron7heRedBaron4 päivää sitten
  • While your points are accurate and informative, and energy efficiency is important, I feel like you are blowing way over the problem of initial cost. Even the examples you provide from Lowes and HD are 3x the price of traditional methods. For many people that live in existing homes, a new water heater, dryer, or AC system is a sudden and often unplanned expense that can be difficult to afford the cheapest option available today. To require everyone in every climate zone to pay 3x more for a better technology doesn't always make sense. What if you live in the south and use solar to supplement a cheap resistive water heater? All I'm saying is initial cost and green funding have to come from somewhere, and it's not as simple as regulating everything to the most expensive option.

    soccerrj88soccerrj884 päivää sitten
  • Great stuff! I liked that you briefly spoke about CO2 as a refrigerant. You should do a video on CO2, ammonia and propane as refrigerants.

    k.wk.w4 päivää sitten
  • Ironically the yeehaw Texas of Canada (Alberta) is repurposing unused oil drilling equipment and skilled labour to pioneer deep geothermal electricity generation.

    Michael HendsbeeMichael Hendsbee4 päivää sitten
  • I love that you're discussing the climate change issues on this without getting preachy. A smart grid can greatly reduce emissions. You take a quick pass at the topic and then move on because that's not what the videos about.

    Michael HendsbeeMichael Hendsbee4 päivää sitten
  • Going more effcient does not always pay. One consideration of heating and cooling is that there are times, it just does not pay to go more effcient. Ran the numbers recently on a small house in the south (TN) and heating and cooling energy averaged about $1 a day. If you simply take some care on appropriately selecting a unit, and upgrade the unit as needed (every 20 years or so) the gains from being super effcient are just not worth it. Sure, one needs to make sure your home is appropriately insulated, and weather sealed. There are plenty of things you can do that can limit heating and cooling needs (plant shade trees in the right place, maximize solar gain in the winter, ect.). But the cost of the unit and the installation of the unit is a major problem. Having standardized units that are easy to service and having educated people are also major problems. I mean, we struggle to get people to change furnace air filters every 30 days. With costs of $1 a day, what if I saved half with a more effcient unit. (aka $150 a year, how much would that be after 10 years? $1,500 That is not enough money to buy fancy equipment. Even with a 20 year life it is hard. A basic economy whole house heat pump costs $2,500. Brand names which are high quality last longer and cost a lot more.

    Cryptick CryptickCryptick Cryptick4 päivää sitten
    • The cost consideration discussion really needs to include several things. (Energy Costs, Equipments Costs, and Installation/service costs). Let's say a lower end HVAC heat pump unit costs $3,500 and lasts ten years. That means each year you "use up" $350 of equipment or about $1 a day. Having that unit installed is also going to cost, say $1,800 (That is $0.50 a day in installation costs). You should have the unit checked annually. That may cost $150. (Aka $0.50 a day). So over the life of the unit your costs are $1 a day for energy, $1 a day for equipment and $1 a day for installation and service. (Notice how i am keeping my math easy and simple.) While buying a more expensive and higher quality unit does result in longer life and potentially less servicing, the benefits are highly risky down the road. You are making a substantial bet that the unit will function without a problem and your benefits will be extracted at the end of the life of the unit.

      Cryptick CryptickCryptick Cryptick4 päivää sitten
  • Hey, great video, as always. And thanks for giving the temperature in Celsius as well, but could you consider giving pressures in bars/atmospheres or hPa as well? Feet I can convert myself, but temperatures and pressures are more complicated :P

    d_o_m_i_f_id_o_m_i_f_i4 päivää sitten
  • Do you really talk like that off camera?

    S KS K4 päivää sitten
  • Or if you want instant hot water you could go for city grid heating.

    John TrustworthyJohn Trustworthy4 päivää sitten
  • April 1st. Oh I get the joke. It's something that let's you be as off grid as possible and yet it's advertised with its "low emissions".

    John TrustworthyJohn Trustworthy4 päivää sitten
  • When I was in this small crappy apartment I had one of those crappy portable air conditioners. It didn't work great for cooling, but was awesome at drying clothes. They should have marketed it as a clothes dryer (who has an AC vent into the indoor space--isn't that just a dehumidifier?).

    Joe EagarJoe Eagar4 päivää sitten