Heating a small house with a PTHP
In an upcoming article in Fine Homebuilding, I'll be writing about heating options for small, well-insulated houses. One option we're looking at: packaged terminal heat pumps (PTHPs). These are the through-the-wall units you see in hotel rooms. They're inexpensive, somewhat inefficient, and occasionally noisy, but they represent a simple way to heat a small house.
Has anyone out there done it? I'd love to hear your stories.
Posted Oct 21, 2010 1:06 PM ET
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