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Joint ASHRAE/ASPE Lunch Meeting: Heat Pump Hot Water

  • 16 May 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • PNG Technology and Design Center - 4339 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28217
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Southern Piedmont Chapter - Event Schedule

Proudly Present a Joint Meeting (PDH available):

TOPIC - "Heat Pump Hot Water"


By: Andy Hayes

Hosted At:

Piedmont Natural Gas Technology & Design Center

4339 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28217

Presentation Summary:

Heat pump hot water generation is a sustainable solution revolutionizing the way we produce hot water. Unlike traditional water heaters that rely on burning fossil fuels or electricity directly, heat pump systems harness the natural warmth present in the air or group, transferring it to heat water. Operating on the principles of thermodynamics, these systems are highly effective, typically delivering three to four times more energy than they consume. By leveraging renewable energy sources, such as ambient air or geothermal heat, heat pump water heaters significantly reduce carbon emissions, making them an eco-friendly alternative for residential and commercial applications. Beyond environmental benefits, they also offer substantial cost savings over time, as their lower energy consumption translates to reduced utility bills for consumers.

Moreover, heat pump hot water generation provides versatility and reliability in diverse climates and environments. Their flexibility extends to installation options, with models available for indoor or outdoor use, catering to different space constraints and preferences. Additionally, heat pump water heaters boast long lifespans and require minimal maintenance compared to traditional heating systems, offering businesses peace of mind and hassle-free operation. As the world increasingly prioritizes sustainability and energy efficiency, heat pump hot water generation emerges as a cornerstone technology in the transition toward a greener future.

The talk will review heat pump performance, equipment, and selection for domestic hot water heating.

Speaker Bio:

Andy Hayes has over 17 years of experience in various HVAC roles and industries including project engineering, sales, development and management. His career has covered a wide range of development and leadership positions in hydronic heating and cooling as well as refrigerant based air conditioning.

Andy has a strong heat transfer and fluid dynamics foundation holding a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Buffalo State University and a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Andy is currently working as a Technical Advisor for Hahn Mason Air Systems, Inc based in Charlotte, NC.

Meeting Schedule

11:30 - Registration/Network

Noon - Lunch and Presentation

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