Do Cold Climate Heat Pumps perform as advertised?
I design/build homes in a Cold Climate area in WV with an average yearly temp. of about 45 degrees F.
I have read about a few new Cold Climate Heat Pumps that have come on the market in the last few years. Unlike conventional Heat Pumps these new models claim to perform effeciently below freezing temps. I believe a company called Nypl as well as a company called Hallowell have models available. I have read that the Hallowell Acadia model offers a Coeffecient of Performance of 2.55 at 17 degrees F.
Do these Cold Climate Heat Pumps truly perform as advertised?
Do you have any information on actuall field collected data?
Thank You, Tucker
Posted Fri, 04/03/2009 - 12:16
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