Reducing the First Cost of Heat Pumps

August 2009
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News;8/31/2009, Vol. 237 Issue 18, p16
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the solution to lessen first cost of groundsource heat pump (GSHP) systems in the U.S. It notes that the use of GSHP in residential applications is limited due to the cost of ground heat exchangers installation. It mentions that high first cost of GSHP is due to the cost of the drilling excavation required in the installation of ground heat exchanger piping. It presents potential solutions and design tools for to lower down first cost.


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