Heat pump efficiency, Scientists flying through snowstorms

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Three vehicles drive on a snow covered road during snowy conditions. The two cars in the distance can hardly be seen.
Drivers travel slowly on snowy roads Thursday, Dec. 22, in Milton, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

An HVAC expert explains why electric heat pumps outsold gas furnaces last year and why more people are installing the technology. Then an atmospheric scientist shares how a NASA research project flying scientists into winter storms can improve future weather prediction.

Featured in this Show

  • How do heat pumps fare in Wisconsin's climate?

    Electric heat pumps outsold traditional gas furnaces for the first time ever in 2022. We talk with a local HVAC heat pump specialist for what you need to know about the trending home technology.

  • NASA wraps up mission sending scientists flying into snowstorms

    A NASA research field campaign launched in 2020 has flown scientists into winter storms across Wisconsin and the U.S. to answer lingering questions about winter storms. The project ended Feb. 28. We speak with an atmospheric scientist who led the project.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Travis Herzog Guest
  • Lynn McMurdie Guest

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