Are Heat Pumps Right For Your Business?

Join the Seward Sustainable Energy Group, Seward Chamber of Commerce, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and AVTEC for a free workshop about the potential of heat pumps in Seward.

If you have a refrigerator, then you probably know more about heat pumps than you think!

According to, “For climates with moderate heating and cooling needs, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer.

During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.”

Our free workshop will teach you about heat pump theory, economics and lessons learned to date. Visit a few installations and one in progress. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Joining our local heating experts will be Bruce Manclark, a nationally recognized leader in energy efficiency and technical training. A professional installer of new heating and cooling systems since 1996, Bruce offers a comprehensive understanding of proper HVAC system installation.

WHAT:   “Are Heat Pumps Right for You and Your Business?
WHEN:    Saturday, November 18 from 1-5 pm
WHERE: AVTEC Port Avenue Campus, 808 Port Ave
COST:      Free

This workshop is limited to a maximum of 20 participants. To register, contact the Seward Chamber of Commerce at 224-8051 or