A review of domestic heat pumps

  title={A review of domestic heat pumps},
  author={Iain Staffell and Dan J. L. Brett and Nigel P. Brandon and Adam D. Hawkes},
  journal={Energy and Environmental Science},
Heat pumps are a promising technology for heating (and cooling) domestic buildings that provide exceptionally high efficiencies compared with fossil fuel combustion. There are in the region of a billion heat pumps in use world-wide, but despite their maturity they are a relatively new technology to many regions. This article gives an overview of the state-of-the-art technologies and the practical issues faced when installing and operating them. It focuses on the performance obtained in real… 

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