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Why do heat pumps feel cold compared to gas heat?

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Answered 2007-06-22 13:02:15

Heat pumps do not operate at as wide a temperature difference spectrum so though the air is warmer than outside it is closer to your body temperature and feels cooler to you cuz it is. ( T.D. = temperature difference ) from the measured media going in to the measured media going out of its treatment process. Hope this helps: Jimiwane

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