It’s the End of Traditional AC as We Know It – and I Feel Fine


August 4, 2022 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources
Event Description

In this market study funded by CARD, the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) explored the opportunity for advancing centrally ducted ASHP as a solution at the time of air conditioning (AC) replacement or as an AC efficiency measure in Minnesota. Can we leverage familiarity with high efficiency cooling to expand market opportunities for ASHP systems?

CEE’s research consisted of four main components:

  1. A model-based sensitivity analysis (hourly energy simulations) to reveal how best dual-fuel ASHPS can be leveraged to supply energy savings, emissions reductions and optimize operational costs.
  2. Market research to understand customer, contractor, distributor and manufacturer perceptions, barriers, and opportunities within this market segment.
  3. A review of state and national cooling and heat pump programs to uncover program design approaches and opportunities.
  4. Based on all research findings from the project, a set of program design recommendations to best capture this market.

Join this webinar to hear key findings and current, specific possibilities to completely displace central air conditioners with dual-fuel heat pumps.


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