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Heat pump water heater for radiant question

Fluke216
Fluke216 Member Posts: 33
I have two small zones that im going to feed using a standard 50 gal water heater. Question is is a heap pump water heater good for this application or not. I have a wood stove in the basement that would make the area pretty warm that the heat pump water heater would be in, Let me know what you think thanks

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  • Hot_water_fan
    Hot_water_fan Member Posts: 1,788
    Nope - you’d be cooling indoor air just to heat the water to warm the indoor air. A resistance heater is good enough. 
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 21,792
    I tried it in my shop, it discharges 43F air while generating 120F water. Perhaps if you ducted it to outside air? Not a very high output capacity either.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Fluke216
    Fluke216 Member Posts: 33
    ok Thanks guys I was just thinking it gets hotter down there then it needs to be with the wood stove running maybe it would make sense I think ill avoid it thanks