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Project Launch: 08/01/2021

Partner: Center for Energy and Environment

This field evaluation assesses the performance, energy savings and cost savings of variable speed heat pumps as replacements for air conditioners for residential customers. The project team is currently recruiting for demonstration sites.


This field evaluation pilot is assessing energy and cost savings that can be achieved by installing cold climate variable speed heat pumps (VSHPs) as replacements to central air conditioning equipment (A/C) in residential customers’ homes in ComEd’s service territory. It is estimated that if every ComEd customer with central A/C were to adopt this technology it could result in 231 GWh of incremental savings for cooling alone.

The project team will recruit contractors to install VSHP systems in participating customers’ homes.  Following the installation, the project team will conduct continuous monitoring to assess the performance, costs and energy savings of the VSHP system.

Why Participate?

Selected participants will receive a quality installed high performance variable speed heat pump system. The system will be paired with existing equipment to efficiently meet the participant’s home’s heating and cooling load.

Interested in Participating?

The first step is to take a quick survey to determine if your home is eligible. The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), the organization contracted to conduct this research project, will follow up with you within 10 business days to finalize your participation and discuss next steps.

Take Survey

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