SMTI and its commercialization partners successfully commissioned an 80,000 BTU/hr gas heat pump furnace prototype on two single family residential homes in Wisconsin. These 3rd generation units will provide all of the heat required by these homes (including hot water in one home) without need for backup, even in that region’s decidedly cold winters. SMTI’s […]
SMTI completed its first prototype thermally-driven heat pump (TDHP) with a 20,000 BTU/hr (6 kW) capacity. Filling out SMTI’s suite of existing prototypes (ranging from 10-140 kBTU/hr), the 6 kW model is well-sized to provide both space and water heating for low-load and net-zero energy homes, as well as individual units in multi-family buildings. This […]
Six 5th generation prototype gas heat pump water heaters were recently commissioned. Five were installed in homes in Southern California while the sixth was sent to a test lab for further evaluation. The units were installed in June of 2018 and will continue operation for 1 year. Prior to installation, one of the prototypes was […]
SMTI’s first commercial water heating field test was commissioned in North East Tennessee in April, 2018. A 140,000 btu/hr gas absorption heat pump prototype was installed at a commercial laundry facility where it will provide base load water heating over the next year. For ease of installation, the GAHP and a pair of 100 gallon […]
SMTI’s advanced gas heating technology featured in October edition of AGA’s American Gas Magazine.
SMTI Wins DOE Grant to Commercialize Its Residential Furnace ProductSMTI is pleased to announce that it has been selected as an awardee by the US Department of Energy’s Building Technology Office for a $2.7 million grant to accelerate commercialization of a residential heat pump warm-air furnace replacement product. This innovative grant, a new approach for […]
SMTI is proud to announce that a 4th generation GHPWH prototype was installed in a home in Birmingham, Alabama (serving a family of four). SMTI, with an OEM partner for the storage tank, fabricated and tested the prototype prior to installation. Gas Technology Institute is providing M&V (including baseline) and overall project management. The new […]
SMTI commissioned four 3rd generation gas heat pump water heater prototypes in the Pacific Northwest, the first major field test of this exciting new water heating technology. In partnership with the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), who is providing overall project management and M&V, and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Association (NEEA), these ultra-high efficiency units replaced […]