Technology / Re: Are heat pumps viable in areas of high density housing?« on: 24/06/2020 23:21:55 »
Ground source heating is fraught with problems,...
Thanks for your comments. My concern with large numbers of air source heat pumps and wind is more to do with the ambient outside temperature. I would think that on occasions when wind speed is very low or zero, large numbers of heat pumps may cause pooling of frigid air in the locality. A breeze would replenish the supply of air, and move pooled cold air away. My garden is on a gentle downward slope towards the house, with high fences on each side. I would think that an air source pump would cause a quite deep layer of very cold air to accumulate against the wall of the house.
I agree entirely that insulation is key to solving many of the problems of heating buildings, but in many cases there are problems with installation.