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ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image illustrates the metaphorical concept of a heat pump's significant impact compared to building efficiency, depicted through the contrast in size between a large, advanced heat pump and smaller buildings.

U.S. DOE Commercial Heat Pump Initiative Brings Together Multiple Partners

The US Department of Energy is bringing together a diverse group of manufacturers and  businesses to promote the development of advanced heat pump technology for commercial buildings. The program is called the Commercial Building Heat Pump Accelerator, which says in its mission statement: “Compared with conventional packaged rooftop units (RTUs) … [continued]

Panasonic to Release Commercial Air-to-Water Heat Pumps Using Natural Refrigerants for Europe

For multidwelling units and light commercial property Compact design at the highest level of the industry Osaka, Japan — Panasonic Corporation has announced that its Heating & Ventilation A/C Company (HVAC) will release three new models of commercial air-to-water (A2W) heat pumps using environmentally friendly natural refrigerants for multidwelling units, … [continued]

Heat pump sales continue to grow over gas furnaces. Image courtesy of Electrify Now

The US Saw Record Percentages Of Heat Pump & Electric Water Heater Sales In 2023

The “Electrify Everything” movement is full steam ahead in American homes, according to the latest data from AHRI which tracks annual shipments of furnaces, heat pumps, and water heaters. Heat pumps for space heating and electric water heaters have set new records, and gas equipment continued to decline as a … [continued]

Yes, these water heaters plug into a standard 120V outlet. Image courtesy of A. O. Smith.

A. O. Smith’s New 120V Heat Pump Water Heater Allows You To Plug It Into…

A. O. Smith just released a 120V plug-in heat pump water heater (HPWH), which is the second model to arrive on the mass market (the first to market, Rheem, I reviewed here). It is an exciting product with some innovative designs that allows many households to more easily replace their … [continued]

ORNL study projects how geothermal heat pumps that derive heating and cooling from the ground would improve grid reliability and reduce costs and carbon emissions when widely deployed. Credit: Chad Malone/ ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

New Study Projects Geothermal Heat Pumps’ Impact On Carbon Emissions & Electrical Grid by 2050

A modeling analysis led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory gives the first detailed look at how geothermal energy can relieve the electric power system and reduce carbon emissions if widely implemented across the United States within the next few decades. Researchers created a simulation model of the … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image illustrates the metaphorical concept of a heat pump's significant impact compared to building efficiency, depicted through the contrast in size between a large, advanced heat pump and smaller buildings.

Benefits of Heat Pumps Detailed in New NREL Report

Millions of Homes Can Benefit Today, but Installation Costs Keep Technology Out of Reach for Some Millions of U.S. households would benefit from heat pumps, but the cost of installing the technology needs to come down to make their use a more attractive proposition, according to researchers at the U.S. … [continued]