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Title: Improving the Operating Efficiency of Packaged Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

This article discusses several control strategies that can significantly reduce energy consumption associated with packaged rooftop units RTUs). Although all of the considered strategies are widely used in built-up air-handing units, they are not commonly used in existing RTUs. Both simulation and field evaluations show that adding these control strategies to existing RTUs can reduce their energy consumption by between 30% and 60%.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1123231
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-98930
BT0201000
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: ASHRAE Journal, 56(3):36-42
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English