Swedish Heat Pump Market Growing and Poised for Further Growth

Swedish Heat Pump Market Growing and Poised for Further Growth

A market report presented by Per Jonasson of Svenska Kyl and Varmepumpföreningen (SKVP), Swedish Refrigeration and Heat Pump Association, shows that growth in the air conditioning and refrigeration (AC&R) sector in Sweden is influenced by the F-gas Regulation and by greater demand for comfort. In the heat pump sector, drivers of sales are cost and energy savings.

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Use of R290 for Heat Pumps Expanding in Europe

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