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Gas Powered Heat Pumps?

The more we looked at ground source heat pumps, the less we liked.



The huge expense, plus what is basically an electrical system, turned us off.



We want to use existing radiators, plus three rooms of radiant floor heating.



The idea of gas powered heat pumps that can use solar hot-water to power the boiler during daylight hours sounds great.



Unfortunately, the only unit that can do it ( Robur ) isn't "approved" for the USA.



What other companies that distribute here make these units? ( Gas Absorbtion heat pumps, Not "chillers" )



We're Not interested in any combo hot air furnace and heat pumps ( horribly stupid, in our situation ).



Ideally, we could get boiler heat, potable hot water, and powered AC splits in one system. Solar capability would be great ( but *not* those BS Lennox PV add-on units )

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  • eluv8
    eluv8 Member Posts: 174
    tough at the moment

    That is the number one question on my mind right now.



    I have heard of a couple of companies but none that are in the small tonnage range. 8 tons and under really do not exist from what I have found.



    If you find one let me know.



     I do know of a company prototyping a residential absorption chiller. Once they get the design down things could change quickly for the solar market in many areas. I am having a hard time waiting and want in on designing the thing to help get it done faster.



    Absorption chillers are an amazing technology.
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