Simplified Space Conditioning in Low-Load Homes: Results from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, New Construction Unoccupied Test House
Field testing was performed in a new construction unoccupied test house in Pittsburgh, PA. Four air-based heating, ventilation, and air conditioning distribution systems—a typical airflow ducted system to the bedrooms, a low airflow ducted system to the bedrooms, a system with transfer fans to the bedrooms, and a system with no ductwork to the bedrooms—were evaluated during heating, cooling, and midseason conditions. The relative ability of each system was assessed with respect to relevant Air Conditioning Contractors of America and ASHRAE standards for house temperature uniformity and stability, respectively.
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- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- IBACOS, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- June 2014; residential; Residential Buildings; IBACOS; Building America; field test results; room-to-room uniformity; mini-split; single point; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; new construction unoccupied test house; ACCA Manual RS; ASHRAE Standard 55; occupant comfort; space conditioning; 50% Building America Benchmark; cold climate
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