Feasibility Study: Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems with Fan Coil Delivery
The primary objectives of this study are to estimate potential energy savings relative to conventional ducted air distribution, and to identify equipment requirements, costs, and barriers with a focus on ductless hydronic delivery systems that utilize water-to-air terminal units in each zone. Results indicate that annual heating and cooling energy use can be reduced by up to 27% assuming replacement of the conventional 13 SEER heat pump and coil with a similarly rated air-to-water heat pump.
- Publication Date:
- OSTI Identifier:
- Report Number(s):
KNDJ-0-40340-00; TRN: US201217%%392
- DOE Contract Number:
- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Resource Relation:
- Related Information: Work performed by Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI), Davis, California
- Research Org:
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Program
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; AIR; BLOWERS; DISTRIBUTION; HEAT PUMPS; HEATING; POTENTIAL ENERGY ARBI; DUCTLESS HYDRONIC DISTRIBUTION; AIR TO WATER HEAT PUMP; TERMINAL FAN COIL; LOW LOAD HOMES; EFFICIENT SPACE COOLING; EFFICIENT SPACE HEATING; Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems; Buildings
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