Air Source Heat Pump for Space Heating
Posted February 28 2014
Several of our larger buildings are heated using air source heat pump systems. These systems triple the amount of heat produced per unit of electrical energy consumed compared to conventional resistance baseboard heating. This is accomplished through the heat pump’s ability to extract heat from the outside air and deliver it to the building interior for heating. The advanced technology heat pumps which we have installed are able to extract heat from the outside air quite effectively down to -10° C. So, in effect, we are contributing to global cooling in a small but significant way by cooling the outdoor ambient air to provide heat to our living space while reducing our energy consumption by a factor of 3.