heat pump

noun

Definition of heat pump

: an apparatus for heating or cooling (such as a building) by transferring heat by mechanical means from or to an external reservoir (such as the ground, water, or outside air)

Examples of heat pump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That refrigerant goes to the heat pump where thermal energy is extracted and transferred to the battery coolant. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Also, there is nothing wrong with the heat pump, but proper insulation, that’s much better in the long run. David Marchesephoto Illustration By Bráulio Amado, New York Times, 22 Apr. 2022 At long last, though, the humble heat pump is exploding in popularity. Matt Simon, Wired, 16 Mar. 2022 Roger Graham heats his Hooper home with an electrical heat pump system, on Friday, April 29, 2022. Tim Fitzpatrick, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 May 2022 Similarly, a heat pump can cool a building by moving hot air out. Matt Simon, Wired, 16 Mar. 2022 For water heating, 50% of water must be warmed by a heat pump system, while the rest can be heated by an additional source like electric resistance or fossil fuels. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2022 Thomas Popik moved to Arlington, Mass., a Boston suburb, from New Hampshire in December after buying a home that uses a heat pump. New York Times, 3 May 2022 Our long-term test car used a resistive heater, but newer Model 3s get a more efficient heat pump that was introduced for the 2021 model year. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of heat pump

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heat pump was in 1894

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Last Updated

15 Jun 2022

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“Heat pump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heat%20pump. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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