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Title: Comfort in High-Performance Homes in a Hot-Humid Climate

IBACOS monitored 37 homes during the late summer and early fall of 2014 in a hot and humid climate to better understand indoor comfort conditions. These homes were constructed in the last several years by four home builders that offered a comfort and performance guarantee for the homes. The homes were located in one of four cities: Tampa, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Houston, Texas; and San Antonio, Texas. Temperature and humidity data were collected from the thermostat and each room of the house using small, battery-powered data loggers. To understand system runtime and its impact on comfort, supply air temperature also was measured on a 1-minute interval. Overall, the group of homes only exceeded a room-to-room temperature difference of 6 degrees Fahrenheit for 5% of the time.
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  1. IBACOS, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102016-4762; KNDJ-0-40341-05
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
IBACOS Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B) (Building America)
Country of Publication:
United States
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; residential; residential buildings; IBACOS; Building America; comfort; cooling; humidity; HVAC; thermostat; runtime