Improve heat pump performance with black paint?
I’ve been thinking about heat pumps and wondering if one could (or if anyone has tried) to place a heat pump on a black surface (or even paint the outside of the heat pump with black paint) to generate solar heat gain so it can work better at lower outside temps.
What would this look like? Maybe just paint walls of the house around it or the unit itself black.
I understand that, of course one could do it, but would it help?
Does this make sense?
I look forward to your thoughts!
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