“This past May the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of a Cold Climate Heat Pump Technology Challenge, an initiative to develop affordable and efficient heat pumps for any building owner in any climate, developed in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).
The DOE has now confirmed the first six industry partners to participate in the Cold Climate Heat Pump Technology Challenge include:
- Johnson Controls
- Lennox International
- Mitsubishi Electric
- Trane Technologies
The six HVAC manufacturers, in partnering with DOE, NRCan, and the EPA, along with States and other efficiency program and utility stakeholders, will demonstrate the performance of prototypical products and launch field demonstrations and pilot programs to accelerate adoption.”
Get more information on this challenge here.
One of the main goals of this challenge is to have increased performance in heat pumps in cold climates. Furthermore, the heating capacity of these heat pumps will also increase at lower ambient temperatures. The great thing about heat pumps is that they are already an efficient source of not just heat but cooling too. This challenge will certainly make them a more enticing choice for residential temperature regulation.
If you’re interested in purchasing a heat pump contact Apple Valley Eagan Appliance for information on installation in your home. Call us at 952-953-0080 to learn more about this emerging technology.