Briefs: Heat-pump sales in Austria

Heat-pump sales in Austria rose 28% in 2005. Of the 9883 units sold, 61.7% were for heating, 32.2% were for hot-water production, 5.1% were for heat recovery and 0.9% for dehumidification of swimming pools. Most heat pumps sold are for new markets, but the retrofit market is potentially large. Both Austrian heat-pump associations, LGWA and BWP collected data from 22 companies manufacturing almost 100% of Austrian models and Prof. G. Fanninger prepared the statistics. For additional information: martina.hoeller@lgwa.ator