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Introduction to Heat Pumps - Problem Set 3.1

  1. Which of the following should be assessed before installing a heat pump?


  1. Is the electrical panel sized to accommodate the heat pump?
  2. Is there space to locate the outdoor unit so it gets proper airflow?
  3. Does the difference between the gas and electric utility rates in the area favor heat pump installation?
  4. All of the above
  1. Your electric rate is $0.10 per kWh.  Does it reduce your monthly bills to install a heat pump if your gas rate is $0.90 per therm? How about $0.60 per therm?