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This webinar on June 24, 2015, focused on the use of ductless heat pumps (DHP) as a hybrid “all-electric” heating system in new high-performance homes. In a DHP/hybrid heating system, the DHP fan coil is located in the main living area in combination with electric resistance zone heaters located in the bedroom zones. The DHP carries the bulk of the home’s heating/cooling load while the zone heaters provide supplemental heat as needed. This system provides an ideal alternative to electric resistance zonal heated homes and is capable of displacing a large share of zonal electric heat. Presenters will provide an overview of DHPs and include energy and economic analysis based on monitored field results of an ENERGY STAR® community built by Habitat for Humanity.

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