Supplemental Heat & Dual Fuel Options in Heat Pumps


Course Overview

Air Source Heat pumps, especially the highly efficient ductless mini/multi split systems, have seen rapid growth in consumer interest. While sales are growing at a furious pace, how do we address needs for supplemental heat in cold climates? This seminar will discuss cold climate air source heat pump technology, electric and dual fuel backup heating applications & controls strategies to optimize system performance.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Describe Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump technology advantages and how they relate to LEED BD+C V4 Homes EA Annual Energy Usage
  • List Indoor Unit options & applications
  • Describe Types of backup & supplemental heat (electric vs gas/propane) and how they go with LEED BD+C V4 Homes EA Minimum Energy Performance
  • Determine Controls strategies for third party supplemental heat & how it connects with LEED BD+C V4 Homes EA Prereq Education of the Tenant or Building Manager

Course Details

Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) 1 Hour in: 

  • LEED Accredited Professional - HOMES & GA
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) Non Whole House
  • American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW) (PENDING)
  • Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
  • Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
  • American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)
  • State Architect / Builder License may be applicable


Mike Schaefer, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, Performance Construction Manager

Mike Schaefer, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, Performance Construction Manager
Mike has been in the HVAC Industry since 2005 where he has worked on all levels including contracting, distribution and manufacturing. Mike joined Mitsubishi Electric in 2014 and has held multiple roles including Commercial Area Manager, Residential Area Manager and was most recently part of Mitsubishi Electric’s Performance Construction Team which is focused on providing healthy, efficient and reliable mechanical solutions to the high performance building market. He is currently the Regional Sales Manager for the Chicago market.