The electric air-to-air heat pump for residential heating offers an economic alternative to systems traditionally used extensively for home heating, such as, oil or gas fired furnaces and electric resistance heat. This simulation analysis showed that using 1976 mid- Missouri fuel costs, an oil fired furnace was the least expensive to operate of the three traditional type residential heating units. LP gas heating was 19% higher than oil heat while electric resistance heating was 26% higher in cost than oil. The typical air-to- air heat pumps showed a 29% reduction in the heating bill when compared to an oil furnace.
Howell, Ronald Hunter and Sauer, Harry J. Jr., "Comparative Residential Energy Consumption and Fuel Costs with Various Types of Systems: Oil-, Gas-, Electric-Furnaces and Heat Pumps" (1976). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 192, pp. 706-714.
3rd Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1976: Oct. 12-14, Rolla, MO)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Article - Conference proceedings
Building Energy Usage
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13 Oct 1976