heat pumps


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to heat pumps: Geothermal heat pumps

heat pumps

Used to heat air and water for both heating and cooling. These systems collect heat from a variety of sources including air, water, or specialized liquids and circulate the substance through pipes. Air-based heat pumps are used when cooling a structure, and ground-based pumps are used when heating one. Both use electricity to pump the air or liquid and to operate the compressor. See also: Heating/cooling systems
References in periodicals archive ?
3 Air source heat pumps take heat from the air outside, increase its temperature and use it inside the home.
4 If your home is heated by radiators, they won't get as hot with a heat pump as they would with a boiler - you'll need to have them on for longer or replace them with more powerful ones.
Fujitsu heat pumps are the best heat pumps in the market now and getting a Fujitsu heat pump at this low price is a very good deal which comes with 6 year warranty on this Fujitsu heat pump.
Solar panels will generate electricity and under-floor heating can make the most of ground or air-source heat pumps
Heat Pumps NOW director Blair Ashdowne recommends going through the award process.
Global heat pump market is driven by growing demand of technology using renewable energy resources and emitting less CO2.
For other capacity heat pumps, the same equations are used, but the capacity at any combination of temperatures is multiplied by the ratio of the desired nominal capacity to that of the base unit.
In an effort to address the lack of studies into the long-term performance of ground source heat pumps in cold climate the Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) has begun a ten-year study of a GSHP system at their Research and Testing Facility (RTF) in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Member ASHRAE, received the Rittinger Award at the International Heat Pump Conference for his technology that made it possible to deliver heat at high temperatures using environment-friendly ammonia.
The Rittinger Medal for breakthrough heat pump technology that fights climate change has been awarded to Dr.
The potential for geothermal heat pumps is high, but installations currently represent just 1% of the heating and cooling market/' according to Mackinnon Lawrence, industry analyst.