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Title: Replacing Resistance Heating with Mini-Split Heat Pumps, Sharon, Connecticut (Fact Sheet). Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO).
Pages/Volumes: 2 pp.
Publication Year: 2014
Document Type: Factsheet, Flyer, Pamphlet
NTIS/GPO Number: 1132122
Abstract: Mini-split heat pumps can provide space heating and cooling in many climates and are relatively affordable. These and other features make them potentially suitable for retrofitting into multifamily buildings in cold climates to replace electric resistance heating or other outmoded heating systems. This report investigates the suitability of mini-split heat pumps for multifamily retrofits. Various technical and regulatory barriers are discussed and modeling was performed to compare long-term costs of substituting mini-splits for a variety of other heating and cooling options. A number of utility programs have retrofit mini-splits in both single family and multifamily residences. Two such multifamily programs are discussed in detail.
Accession Number: 60239
Library Notes: NPL-1405 REV
Report Numbers: FS-5500-61621; DOE/GO-102014-4403


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