Canadian Biomass Magazine

White paper compares heat pumps to wood pellet-fuelled systems

September 19, 2023
By FutureMetrics

A new white paper from FutureMetrics notes that advances in heat pump design in recent years have improved the efficiency of air source heat pumps dramatically.

Using only electricity, they do not require the end user to consume heating oil, propane, or natural gas for heat. Depending on how the electricity is generated, they may have a positive net impact on CO2 emissions.

All good? Not always!

For buildings that sit in colder climates, heat pumps will not deliver enough heat when needed and, depending on the cost of electricity, they may be a more costly heating solution on an annual basis than other options.

Read the full white paper at

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