Could heat pumps powered by sound be the future? How the new tech works

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The headquarters of BlueHeart Energy, a company creating thermoacoustic heat pumps (Image credit: Google Earth)

Thermoacoustic heat pumps which utilise sound waves to generate heat could be used to generate heat into our homes in the near future.

The new technology utilises existing heat pump methods but instead of using potentially dangerous liquids thermoacoustic pumps use helium which is not only safer, but better for the environment.

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.