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Title: Systems Evaluation at the Cool Energy House

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) monitored several advanced mechanical systems within a 2012 deep energy retrofitted home in the small Orlando suburb of Windermere, FL. This report provides performance results of one of the home's heat pump water heaters (HPWH) and the whole-house dehumidifier (WHD) over a six month period. In addition to assessing the energy performance of these systems, this study sought to quantify potential comfort improvements over traditional systems. This information is applicable to researchers, designers, plumbers, and HVAC contractors. Though builders and homeowners can find useful information within this report, the corresponding case studies are a likely better reference for this audience.
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B) (Building America)
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United States
DOE/GO-102013-3942; NREL/SR-5500-58713; September 2013; heat pump water heater; dehumidifier; air conditioning; latent; sensible; cooling; comfort; relative humidity; moisture content; thermostat set point; Humid; Air source heat pumps