heat pumps

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]

Geothermal heat pumps can be scaled Image: Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE

New Analysis: Geothermal Heat Pumps Key Opportunity in Switch to Clean Energy

ORNL and NREL Modeling Finds Installing Geothermal Heat Pumps in About 70% of US Buildings Could Reduce Need for New Long-Distance Transmission Lines by 33% A new analysis from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that, coupled with building envelope improvements, installing geothermal heat pumps in around 70% of U.S. buildings … [continued]