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Simultaneous Heating and Cooling Heat Pump
November 4, 2016
5:49 pm
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fgrable@iccsafe.org
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I'll admit that I am not an expert on heat pumps however, I don't understand how a heat pump can simultaneously heat and cool. The unit is either in a heating mode or a cooling mode.

November 3, 2016
8:37 pm
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jim chaters
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I am wondering if the code will penalise or help a unit that does not meet the minimum standard as an air cooled chiller but is the most efficient air to water heating and cooling unit that exists. The unit provides cooling or heating as well as heating and cooling at the same time. When it is in simultaneous mode you receive 7 or 8 times the energy that is used, the actual example below shows that our TER (Total Energy Ratio) is 6.38 so the building is receiving 6.38 units of energy for every one paid for, unfortunately when operating only n cooling mode it does not meet the chiller standard due to extra pressure drop. Is there a method to allow this unit to be used under IECC energy code? I appreciate any and all input, Jim

 

Cooling + Heating

Cooling capacity ton 97.29
Heating capacity Btu/h 1,575,877
Input power kW 126.00
T.E.R. W/W 6.38