Decarbonizing Residential Space Heating in Cold Climates

April 3, 2024 | 12-1p.m.

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Event Description

Decarbonizing home heating can be challenging in the coldest U.S. regions. Electric heat pumps can operate in very low temperatures, but with reduced performance and the potential for increasing winter peak electricity demand. Hybrid systems with biofuel backups for the coldest days could help economically yet wouldn’t achieve full decarbonization. How can clean heating be achieved in the most extreme winters without straining household budgets? 

Join this webinar to hear the results of a new ACEEE report examining the future costs of decarbonized heating in the coldest areas of the country. Report authors and outside experts will discuss the impacts of several possible technologies, including common heat pumps, furnace and boiler options, the use of low-carbon backup fuels stored in small tanks, and adoption of air-to-water heat pumps.


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