Frequently Asked Questions
TCHP will be competitively priced against high efficiency heating, cooling and hot water equipment.
Commercial launch of TCHP is expected in 2021.
The first production units of TCHP will have a nominal 75-80,000 BTU capacity with 3-tons of cooling. This is the highest running combination value which satisfies residential market needs. These systems can be coupled together to satisfy buildings with greater heating and cooling loads.
Direct sales through dealer-installers supported by utility-sponsored rebate programsis the primary go-to-market strategy. The brand awareness and credibility of the utility name will greatly enhance customer adoption. Direct shipment to the end user is already a standard for HVAC equipment and a cost-effective distribution strategy.
Yes, TCHP can be utilized in multi-family housing.
The TCHP equipment will result in a 30-50% reduction in energy use when TCHP is used for HVAC and hot water delivery. This is based on source energy consumption and is dependent on the amount of use, larger consumption profiles will result in greater savings.
If there is an existing natural gas connection used for heating and hot water, no incremental gas or electrical system infrastructure upgrades are required. It is likely that TCHP will require less gas and electric demand than what is currently installed.
Sales and installation training will be provided to dealers/installers with the option to attend either on-site classes or participate in on-line training sessions.
The first field units will be deployed in late 2020.
Yes, multiple systems can work together to deliver greater heating and cooling capacities for larger buildings.
Yes, TCHP can be adapted to propane and other fuels. ThermoLift has already demonstrated the capability of TCHP to use hydrogen as a carbon-free fuel source.