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Summary Article: IEA HPP Annex 36, Quality Installation/Quality Maintanace Sensitivity Studies

Published

Author(s)

Glenn Hourahan, Piotr A. Domanski, Van Baxter

Abstract

It is widely recognized that residential and commercial heat pump equipment experience significant "in-field" performance loss (i.e., capacity and efficiency) depending on how the components are sized, matched, installed, and subsequently field-maintained. However, the extent and degree to which design, installation, and maintenance faults impact system performance was unquantified. IEA Annex 36 evaluated how deficiencies in these areas cause heat pumps to perform inefficiently and hence waste considerable energy. Some investigations (France and UK) included field tests and assessments. Other efforts included laboratory (France, UK, US) and/or modelling work (France, UK, US), and statistical analyses of large failure databases (Sweden).
Citation
IEA HPP 1st Quarter 2015 Newsletter
Volume
33
Issue
1/2015

Keywords

air conditioner, commissioning, fault detection, heat pump, quality installation

Citation

Hourahan, G. , Domanski, P. and Baxter, V. (2015), Summary Article: IEA HPP Annex 36, Quality Installation/Quality Maintanace Sensitivity Studies, IEA HPP 1st Quarter 2015 Newsletter (Accessed February 25, 2024)
Created February 24, 2015, Updated October 12, 2021