Unico applied for, and was awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a cold climate heat pump. This would be a first of its kind heat pump that would heat a home without any additional sources of heat, even when the outdoor temperature reaches 17 degrees below zero. Such a product would enable customers living in areas that are dependent on fuel oil or propane to dramatically reduce their heating costs, and save energy at the same time.
“We are very proud to have been awarded the DOE grant, and are quite excited about getting to work on developing a product that would be truly be a first for the HVAC industry,” said Shawn Intagliata, President, Unico, Inc.
All work on the project will be performed by Unico engineers, and some new employees hired specifically for work on the project. The project is expected to take three years.
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