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How ecological are heat pumps in existing buildings?

Episode 7 of a series on heat pumps in existing buildings To mitigate the consequences of climate change, a drastic decrease in CO2 emissions is essential. As part of the “European Green Deal”, European...

How well have heat pumps performed in practice in partially refurbished and unrefurbished buildings?

Episode 6 of a series on heat pumps in existing buildings with two exemplary houses Good examples make complex topics more accessible. But what would be a “good” example of an old building with a heat pump...

How much does the use of back-up heaters reduce the efficiency of heat pumps?

Episode 5 of a series on heat pumps in existing buildings Heating systems with heat pumps are usually equipped with a direct-electric back-up heater. Usually, the electric back-up heater takes over the heat supply from...

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