Standards and certification for improved predictability of heat pump operation

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Standards specify the requirements for the performance, quality and safety of appliances such as heat pumps, while certifications verify that the standards are being met. Together, the right standards and certifications help remove the uncertainties and risks inherent in purchasing new technologies and allow buyers to compare options more easily. The details of the standards are also crucial. For heat pumps, for example, standards should be set for their smart operation both as stand-alone systems and as components in an integrated system. Standards and certifications should also consider how systems are designed and installed, for maximum benefit.


Proper standards and certifications for heating and cooling appliances (and for their smart operation) enable residential and commercial customers to buy and operate them with greater confidence and lower risk, accelerating the electrification of heating and cooling. Standards also incentivise manufacturers to improve their products’ efficiency and performance.

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