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Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) – Defined

A representation of the total heating output of a central air-conditioning heat pump in BTUs during its normal usage period for heating, divided by the total electrical energy input in watt-hours during the same period. Practical info: A heat pump with a high HSPF is more efficient than one with a low HSPF.

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Photo of Laura LanghamLaura LanghamEnergy Conservation Program Manager (919) 515-8474 laura_langham@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences - NC State University
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