The status of the residential heat pump industry is reviewed. Some potential improvements in energy efficiency, operational reliability, and initial cost are described and delineated. These possible innovations include two-speed or variable speed compressors, reliable defrost initiation and termination, improved system components, modifications to the basic thermodynamic cycle, add-on-heat pumps, solar assisted heat pumps, annual cycle energy system, chemical heat pumps, and gas fired heat pumps.
Howell, Ronald Hunter and Sauer, Harry J. Jr., "Innovations in Heat Pumps" (1978). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 377, pp. 260-270.
5th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1978: Oct. 10-12, Rolla, MO)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Article - Conference proceedings
Building Energy Usage
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12 Oct 1978