Heat pumps work in NY. Don’t believe misinformation — climate change is real

By Richard Schrader 03/17/23
The propane industry in New York — distributors of the colorless, liquefied petroleum gas used for home heating and firing up barbecue grills — is on war footing. Last year, the industry spent almost $1…
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The Bay Area is going electric for furnaces and water heaters

By Maxine Joselow and Vanessa Montalbano 03/16/23
Bay Area officials voted to adopt landmark rules phasing out gas appliances. Yesterday, officials in the San Francisco Bay Area approved the nation’s first rules phasing out new natural-gas-powered water heaters and furnaces.
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Heat pumps, superbugs, and sneaker recycling

Last year, heat pumps flew off the shelves around the world, and their popularity is expected to continue to climb. In 2022, more Americans bought heat pumps than traditional furnaces, NBC News reported. In Poland,…
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Do heat pumps work in cold places? Here’s what you need to know.

By Samantha Harrington 03/01/23
Heat pump technology has come a long way, fast. Newer pumps are even delivering warm air to homes north of the Arctic Circle. The post Do heat pumps work in cold places? Here’s what you…
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As heat pumps go mainstream, a big question: can they handle real cold?

By Elena Shao 02/22/23
Over the past decade, heat pumps have been steadily making their way into more American homes. There was a major milestone last year when they surpassed gas furnaces in annual sales by a wide margin.
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How heat pumps of the 1800s are becoming the technology of the future

By Chris Baraniuk 02/15/23
It was an engineering problem that had bugged Zhibin Yu for years — but now he had the perfect chance to fix it. Stuck at home during the first UK lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic,…
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Heat Pumps are Winning

This is a big deal, folks. It shows that an electrical appliance is WINNING the race against a fossil-fuel based counterpart. Every time a household chooses to electrify another aspect of their life, Saul Griffith…
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Heat pumps are defying Maine’s winters and oil industry pushback

By Anna Phillips 02/07/23
The video starts with a Maine radio show host dressed in a bright red jumpsuit walking through the snow to a stranger’s door and delighting her with an offer of free heating oil. “My name’s…
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Heat Pumps are Winning!

This is a big deal, folks. It shows that an electrical appliance is WINNING the race against a fossil-fuel based counterpart. Every time a household chooses to electrify another aspect of their life, Saul Griffith…
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Cold Climate Heat Pumps Warm Homes on the Coldest Days

By Catherine Poslusny 01/02/23
In the US, about 13% of total CO2 emissions come from heating residential and commercial buildings. Because so many buildings rely on natural gas and heating oil, significant opportunity for reducing heating emissions lies with…
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EPA proposes rule to cut HFC use, speed transition to efficient heating and cooling technologies

By Robert Walton 12/14/22
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose a new rule to limit hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, in some products including refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pump equipment, the agency announced Friday. The proposed rule will be…
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Germans Have Seen the Future, and It’s a Heat Pump

By Melissa Eddy and Others 12/02/22
After decades of heating their homes with relatively cheap Russian natural gas, Germans are facing exorbitant prices for energy. The search is on for an alternative source of warmth that is climate-friendly and free from…
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Heat Pump Systems

Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners for all climates. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to transfer heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool…

Clean Energy 101: Heat Pumps

Summer in the northern hemisphere is just a few weeks old, but temperature records have already toppled as heat waves baked regions from Scandinavia to Japan to the United States. The heat came early in…


A Heat Pump Might Be Right for Your Home. Here’s Everything to Know.

By Thom Dunn   12/02/22  
They’re the cheapest and most efficient way to handle both heating and cooling for your home, no matter where you live. They’re also better for the environment. In fact, most experts agree they’re one of…
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Finally, a heat-pump water heater that plugs into a standard outlet

By Jeff St. John   08/29/22  
Last month’s launch of Rheem’s ProTerra 120-volt heat pump water heater might not seem like a big step forward in the fight against climate change. In terms of home electrification accessories, it’s not as sexy…
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Heat pumps: what they do and why they’re hot now

By Justine Calma   08/11/22  
The humble heat pump has finally found its moment in the spotlight. The appliance can potentially save you money on your energy bills, fight climate change, and reduce Europe’s dependency on Russian gas, proponents say.…
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The U.S. Is Addicted To Gas Heating. A New Bill May Make Going Electric The Easy Choice.

By Alexander C. Kaufman   05/25/22  
When it’s cold outside, most American homes burn gas or fuel for warmth ― a big part of why buildings are the country’s fourth-largest source of climate-changing emissions. When it’s hot, an even bigger percentage…
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