Heat Pump Case Studies
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Thanks to Concord's Comprehensive Sustainability and Energy Committee, we have a number of case studies about Concord residents who have transitioned their homes to climate-friendly heat pumps for heating and cooling. The case studies cover a range of home sizes and styles, new construction and retrofits, and everything from partial conversions to whole-home transitions to electric. Explore these case studies to learn from your neighbors about how a heat pump transition could work for you.
The Van de Wilden Home - Choosing Electric for a New Concord Home
For MaryWren and Philip van de Wilden, going electric with their new build was a top priority. When their boys grew up and moved out, longtime Concord residents, the van der Wildens knew it was time for a differently configured home. The answer was a custom-designed new build where part of the house could be closed off when not needed, thereby saving on bills and energy use. Click to read the case study.
The Miller Home - Living in a new construction net-zero ready home
The Tritsch Home – Heat pump provides half the noise and twice the comfort
When the Tritsch’s oil-fired, forced hot air furnace gave up the ghost, it was the ideal time to address many of the HVAC problems that had plagued the 1951 mid-century modern house. Despite an ongoing campaign to improve insulation and weatherization, the old HVAC system was noisy, the lower level was always cold, and the air flow was inconsistent. A new ducted air source heat pump, using the existing ductwork and fitted with “smart vents” to control the air flow, provides year-round comfort and savings. Click here to read the case study.
The Slack Home - Heat Pumps Provide Comfort to 0°F in Older Home
When the Slack family moved to Concord in 2018, they chose to remove a 40-year old oil boiler and tank and use air source heat pumps to heat and cool their 1955 Cape-style home. They sought to reduce their carbon emissions and chose to live in Concord in part because of the community’s commitment to a low-carbon future. Even when temperatures have been near 0°F, their home has been comfortable. Click here to read the case study.