What region (for heating) would a heat pump not be practiclePost created: 2013-03-25 Type of Equipment: Heat Pump Views: 33
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Would this unit be appropriate for this region
On 2013-03-25 JB wrote:
Generally anywhere where the temperature is consistently below 40 degrees is not a good place for an air source heat pump. This is because a heat pump essentially pulls heat from the air and then passes it into the home. When the temperature gets too low the heat pump is unable to easily pull enough heat and requires a back up heat source.
Ground source or geothermal heat pumps pull heat from the ground, which is far more stable in terms of temperature, so these can be used in colder climates. The problem is they are very expensive.