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Resources: Air-Source Heat Pumps



The following are sources of additional information on heat pumps. This list is not exhaustive, nor does the mention of any resource constitute a recommendation or endorsement.

Ask an Energy Expert DOE’s and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse (EREC) P.O. Box 3048 Merrifield, VA 22116 1-800-DOE-EREC (363-3732) Online submittal form. Energy experts at EREC provide free general and technical information to the public on many topics and technologies pertaining to energy efficiency and renewable energy.

DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EREN) Your comprehensive online resource for DOE’s energy efficiency and renewable energy information.

Organizations Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) 2800 Shirlington Rd., Suite 300 Arlington, VA 22206 Phone: (703) 575-4477 Fax: (703) 575-4449 Anational, trade association of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration contractors.

Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) 4301 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 425 Arlington, VA 22203 Phone: (703) 524-8800 Fax: (703) 528-3816 A national trade association representing manufacturers of U.S. produced central air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment.

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) One State Street, Suite 1400 Boston, MA 02109-3507 Phone: (617) 589-3949 Fax: (617) 589-3948 A national, nonprofit, benefits corporation that promotes the manufacture and purchase of energy-efficient products and services.

Eastern Heating & Cooling Council (EH-CC) 20,000 Horizon Way, Suite 260 Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 Educates consumers and contractors on properly designed and installed high-efficiency systems.

Energy Star®
DOE and EPA Phone: (888) STAR-YES (782-7937) Provides lists of energy-efficient, ®-qualified products, including heat pumps.

Home Energy Magazine
2124 Kittredge Street, #95
Berkeley, CA94704
Phone: (510) 524-5405

A source of information on consumption in the home.

Web Sites

Heat Pumps –
The Energy Outlet

Heat Pumps for Heating and Cooling
DOE Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs

International Energy Agency Heat Pump Centre

Top-Rated Energy-Efficient Appliances
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Why Buy Energy-Efficient Appliances? DOE Office of Codes and Standards

Further Reading

Energy Savers: Tips on Saving Energy and Money at Home.