Pairing a heat pump with solar electricity is a cost-effective way to maintain thermal comfort with zero-emissions. And, for new construction, having a single appliance for heating and cooling that does not require a gas infrastructure to and in a building, can often result in lower construction costs.
Support for heat pumps is at an all-time high with the recently signed SB 1477, which deploys $200 million to help make clean heating options like electric heat pumps more accessible to all Californians through incentives for manufacturers and builders. The Building Decarbonization Coalition, an organization uniting building industry stakeholders with energy providers, environmental organizations and local governments, stated that in order to achieve California emission reduction targets, the state should build the market share of high efficiency heat pumps for space heating from five percent of sales in 2018 to 50 percent in 2025 and 100 percent in 2030.
SpacePak Hydronics manufacturers representative for California, Zach Liske of Flowtech said “This is an exciting time for Flow Tech and SpacePak with heat pumps as a targeted technology to assist in the fight for climate change. California is known for leadership in energy innovation and their success in this arena will encourage change in other states as well.”