Reference this cold climate air-source heat pump qualified products list to search for variable capacity heat pumps currently sold in North America with a COP greater than 1.75 at 5°F as reported by the manufacturer. This qualified products list, maintained by The Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP), contains AHRI HSPF and SEER ratings and additional data on capacity and performance not typically found in general product literature.
Cold Climate DHP Specification and Recommendations
A relatively new class of inverter driven mini-split heat pump or ductless heat pumps (DHPs) are capable of providing comfortable heating for a home when outdoor temperatures are as low as -15°F. These units are well suited for cold climates with little or no need for supplemental or backup heating. This document provides learning gathered from HVAC and building science professionals regarding optimizing performance and comfort when installing mini-split heat pump systems (DHPs, low-head “short ducted” and multi-head) in climates where winter temperatures commonly drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
In addition, this document provides guidance how to get the best performance and longevity out of a cold climate DHP. It also includes discussion of unique design considerations for multi-level homes, very low load homes, and air distribution in rooms without a heat source.
Request for Proposal Guide for Ductless Heat Pump Bulk Installation Efforts for Community Organizations
As advocates for their constituency, community organizations can provide access to information on the benefits of ductless heat pumps and facilitate access to qualified and relatively low-cost installations. This document provides examples of ductless heat pump-related RFPs that could be utilized by community organizations in the creation of a ductless heat pump program for their clients.
Recommended Best Practices for a Ductless Heat Pump Program for Community Organizations
As advocates for their constituency, community organizations can provide access to information on the benefits of ductless heat pumps and facilitate access to qualified and relatively low-cost installations. This document provides best practices and recommendations for implementing a ductless heat pump program to better meet the needs of individuals and communities.
Ideal Scenarios for DHP Installation - Guest Column in Reeves Journal
Helping consumers understand whether their homes are a good fit for DHP installation will ensure that they enjoy the maximum benefits of this technology. By sharing ideal scenarios for single-head DHP installation in a simple, visually engaging way, you can help guide consumers in making the right decisions for their homes.