Exterior mass heater (Rocket Wood Burner) to assist heat pump
I am trying to cut electric consumption on my Heat Pump HVAC system during the extreme cold days. Several folks have been successful combined heat pump with a wood burner inside the house using different configurations. I try to keep the interior of the house the way it is by not installing a wood burner inside.
The Rocket Wood Burner can be used to heat up a mass heat storage and release heat slowly plus the condenser unit of the heat pump will extract heat from the outside air. My theory is to build this wood burner surround the condenser unit to warm the air outside in the extreme cold days to assist the system without causing any change to the interior plus the mess of burning wood inside the house. I need your expert opinion?
1) would this work? Has anyone ever test/done it?
2) would the system be compromised?
3) some heat loss to the surrounding of the burner, how to minimize it?
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