Challenges

High upfront costs

While their low operating costs and high CoPs lead to long term savings and savings on carbon emi...

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Challenges in sustainability of heat transfer fluids

Some of the used fluids for heat transfer are of questionable sustainability and thus raise envir...

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Challenges with heat pump valve failures

Reversing valve failure could be a reason for the cooling problems of the heat pump. This could b...

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Cooling problems with heat pumps

Just like the case of heating problems, problems with thermostats, stemming from bad temperature ...

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Leakage of heat pump refrigerants

Leakage in the refrigerant lines can lead to its charge reaching very low levels and resulting in...

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Noise challenge with heat pump operations

Air source heat pumps are equipped with large fans and compressors. As a result, during operation...

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Design challenges for heat pumps

Many problems with heat pump systems can be traced back to poor initial designs. If the designer/...

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Poor heat pump installation

Poor installation of the heat pump unit, associated pipework and incorrect or poor quality parts ...

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Challenges in cold temperature operations

During cold periods with those having heavy snowfall or prolonged sub-zero temperatures, heat pum...

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Challenges with heat pump operations and performance in cold regions

Heat pumps can ice-up during the winter time and in some cases the entire coil could be covered i...

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