Heat Pumps

Slipstream conducts research, implements market interventions, and delivers industry-leading education all focused on scaling heat pump adoption for residential space heating, water heating, and clothes drying.

Air-Source Heat Pumps: Areas of focus

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Air-source heat pump (ASHP) market transformation planning in Wisconsin

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Contractor training and market research in Illinois

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The Michigan Heat Pump Collaborative, a holistic education, outreach, and training forum to pursue deeper engagement with ASHP stakeholders

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Studies on the impact of electrification on health and equity: supporting the Pembroke-Hopkins Energy Efficiency Project

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Field study of integrated controls for ductless heat pumps in real homes

Water heating and other applications

According to ENERGY STAR, replacing all residential electric water heaters less than 55 gallons in the U.S. with heat pump water heaters (HPWH) could prevent annual greenhouse gas emissions of 140 billion pounds. We are conducting research, training the market, and piloting new approaches to move this critical end use toward an electric future.

Learn more with our heat pump trainings and resources

Grow your own practical knowledge of heat pumps with the free trainings and educational resources we provide as part of our continuing education catalog. Please create a free account to access the full catalog of past recordings and online courses.

July 31, 2023

Can Michigan lead the Midwest to a low-carbon future?

Slipstream's partners in Michigan are leading the way to carry out initiatives that meet the moment and suggest a path for other states in the Midwest to achieve their own energy goals.
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July 5, 2023

Transforming a Market, Part I: How Wisconsin was first to get high-efficiency furnaces in (almost) every home

The market transformation of air-source heat pumps will take teamwork. In the early '90s, stakeholders in Wisconsin helped successfully transform the market for high-efficiency furnaces.
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November 4, 2022

The 5 biggest industry myths about air-source heat pumps

A manufacturer details the top heat pump myths among program implementers, evaluators, and contractors that get in the way of effective program design.
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August 19, 2022

Heat Pump Clothes Dryers

Heat pump clothes dryers can potentially save energy in both single– and multifamily homes. But do heat pump dryers have a place in energy efficiency programs?
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August 15, 2022

Slipstream staff presented papers on climate solutions at ACEEE Summer Study

Slipstream staff presented papers on topics such as advancing electrification, boosting community resilience, and making decarbonization work for all.
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May 26, 2022

Dual fuel heat pumps: advancing beneficial electrification

Any heat pump is better than no heat pump. Dual fuel heat pumps can advance electrification in the short term and ease the market into a more fully electrified future.
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May 6, 2022

A technical powerhouse for Wisconsin's clean energy transition: Slipstream to provide expertise to multiple Energy Innovation Grant projects

Slipstream's technical know-how and energy planning expertise will help communities build climate resilience and solidify Wisconsin and its committed communities as leaders in the clean energy transition.
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March 3, 2022

Heat pump water heaters in cold climates

Heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) can make a significant impact on decarbonizing water heating in residential buildings. How do HPWHs actually perform in a cold climate?
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June 1, 2020

Dual fuel air-source heat pump pilot

Cold climate heat pumps provide economic, environmental, and grid benefits Can cold climate heat pumps deliver worthwhile results to homeowners and utilities? How do we design effective programs and product rebates to encourage heat pump adoption?
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January 1, 2019

HyGCHP Modeling Tool

Reduce the cost of implementing geothermal heat pump systems on your building projects by going hybrid. A hybrid geothermal heat pump system can lower your costs by reducing the peak capacity of your ground loop and allowing you to install a smaller, less expensive ground heat exchanger. HyGCHP is a software module that can help you analyze this option!
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