Photovoltaic panels and an Air Source Heat Pump in Cortland, New York

The homeowner says the system was “exactly what I had hoped for”. With a growing concern about the environment and the need to replace an aging natural gas boiler. The homeowner chose to install an air source heat pump to heat and cool his home. A solar photovoltaic array had been installed a year earlier. The homeowner was concerned about the environment and wanted to move away from fossil fuels. He also wanted to install an efficient system which would utilize the solar PV system which he had installed a year earlier.

An air source heat pump allowed him to fully utilize his solar photovoltaic array and to add air conditioning to the house. Now the entire house is heated and cooled through the use of the solar panels totaling around 11.6 kW in energy production from the rooftop array installed in 2016.  Net zero is the next step for the homeowners which they hope to achieve with the soon to be added insulation. They are only roughly 20% away from net zero as of right now, with a renovation of insulation the goal of net zero is securely in position. 

 

Photovoltaic panels and an Air Source Heat Pump in Cortland, New York