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Heat Pumps

The heat pump is the biggest innovation in space heating since the Franklin Stove and forced air furnaces. Heat pumps collect heat from the environment—usually outdoor air—concentrate it, and pump it elsewhere, typically into buildings. They move us “beyond combustion” because no burning is needed. Typically, they can multiply one unit of electricity into 2, 3, 4, or even 5 units of heat gathered from the air.