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The Application of the Ground Source and Air-to-Water Heat Pumps in Cold Climate Areas

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This article gives an overview of using the ground source heat pump (GSHP) and air-to-water heat pump (A&WHP) in cold climate areas for heating and for domestic hot water production of buildings. Computer simulation and analysis were carried out for a typical detached house, with 200 m2 of living area, the heat demand of 9 kW and the average heat demand for DHW production of 1 kW. In heating period the average Coefficient of Performance (COP) of the A&WHP is considerably lower than COP of the GSHP.

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K. Tennokese, T. Kõiv, A. Mikola and V. Vares, "The Application of the Ground Source and Air-to-Water Heat Pumps in Cold Climate Areas," Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Vol. 4 No. 7, 2013, pp. 473-481. doi: 10.4236/sgre.2013.47054.

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