Heat Pumps are Not Hard: Here's what it will take to start pumping
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 Published On Apr 13, 2022

Is this the last video on heat pumps? Well, for a while anyway. This isn't a complete picture by any means, but I hope that you leave this video with the knowledge that this future is well within our grasp.

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00:00 Intro
01:02 Recap on why heat pumps are important
02:20 Insulate, Insulate, Insulate
08:16 What getting a heat pump is like
09:02 Ductless mini- and multi-split systems
15:15 Air-to-water heat pumps
18:15 The US is largely all set for heat pumps
19:40 Except... the equipment we can get isn't great
20:49 VRF systems and an outstanding performer
22:38 Things are starting to get better in the US...
24:42 But why have they been so bad for so long?
27:18 Getting a cold-climate heat pump is difficult
27:56 Price gouging
32:43 Pricing obfuscation and where to go from here
33:53 Ductwork challenges
37:33 Ambient noise concerns
40:29 A look at some packaged units
45:05 Jazzy bloopers

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