The performance of a heat pump degrades (ie., its COP decreases) as the temperature of the heat source decreases. This makes using heat pumps at locations with 5evene weather conditions unattractive. Consider a house that is heated and maintained at 20 C by a heat pump during the winter. What is the maximum COP for this heat pump it heat is extracted from the outdoor air at (a) 10"C, (b) -5"C, and (-30 C?

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