Heat pumps for residential heating

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 195
Physical description5 p.
Subjectheat pumps; residential facilities; economics; Heating
AbstractA heat pump is a system that uses refrigeration equipment to take heat from a source and discharge it to a building space requiring it. The same system can be used to remove heat from the space and discharge it to a heat "sink" when cooling is required. Heat sources and sinks for heat pumps can be the ground surrounding a building, water in lakes, rivers or wells, and outdoor air. Although still largely in the research stage, considerable interest has also been shown in the use of solar energy as a heat source for heat pumps. Of all sources, however, outdoor air has been used most extensively because it offers a universal, abundant heat source/sink for heat pump operation. It is the purpose of this Digest to outline the general features and economics of the "air-to-air" heat pump for heating in residential buildings.
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PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Pompes à chaleur pour le chauffage des habitations
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NRC number655
NPARC number20330153
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Record identifier8be43e73-ba20-43f8-bb5d-4a214d95f41a
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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