Measured Performance of Ducted and Space-Coupled Heat Pump Water Heaters in a Cooling-Dominated Climate
This online-only article is a supplement to the Spring 2017 print edition of Home Energy Magazine.
February 13, 2017
The Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, led by the Florida Solar Energy Center, investigated the effect of ducted and interior-located heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) on space-conditioning energy use and water-heating energy use in a study conducted in Brevard County, Florida during 2013-2015. A growing volume of research shows that HPWHs have the potential to save significantly more site and source energy than other electric-storage water-heating options, but little research has been done to meter potential positive / negative impact on space conditioning energy.
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