heat pump definition

  • noun:
    • a tool that warms or cools a building by moving heat from a relatively low-temperature reservoir to at least one at an increased heat.
    • A device that transfers temperature from some thing at a diminished temperature to some thing at a greater heat by doing work
    • device that extracts temperature from a liquid which at an increased temperature than its surroundings; can be used to move heat from a reservoir outside to heat up a building

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