A Northland Morning feature focusing on local environmental issues, heard Wednesdays at 8:20 a.m. Green Visions is brought to you by All Energy Solar, Minnesota Power Energy Conservation Program, and Energy Plus.
Green Visions: Heat Pumps - an alternative heating source for colder climates
Northlanders are quite familiar with the challenges of controlling the temperature in our homes. As fuel prices rise, other options besides oil and gas furnaces may be considered.
On Green Visions, we talk with Ben Schoenbauer, a senior research engineer with the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) about air source heat pumps, which are designed to efficiently transfer hot or cold air from one location to another. Previously thought to be more useful in homes in warmer climates, the technology has seen improvements that make them increasingly viable in colder climates like Minnesota.