P4_3 Pumping Heat

Syed Rizvi, Rehman Latif, John Lamb, Gareth Pugh


We explored the feasibility of using air to air heat pumps as an alternative heat source in an
average UK home. An ideal heat pump was calculated to be upto five times as effecient as electric heaters at temperatures as low as 20 °C. Heat pumps were calculated to be the cheapest as well as the most planet friendly source of heat for homes compared to gas boilers and electric space heaters.

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