Koji Fujita, Atsushi Iwamae, Takayuki Matsushita
Bibliographic info:
Building Simulation, 2007, Beijing, China

In this paper, we present a heating system with thermal storage using a heat pump which supplies heat to the thermal storage equipment installed in the crawl space of residential house insulated at the foundation walls. This system can charge heat by using cheap nighttime electricity and discharge the stored heat at daytime. The thermal performance of the heating system and the effects of various factors on it are analyzed through simulation on the premise that a heat pump which has generally spread is used. The main results are as follows: (1) It is possible to control the system efficiently adjusting the lifestyle by change the start time of the operation of the ventilator connected to the thermal storage equipment to discharge the stored heat. (2) Using the latent thermal storage materials, the change of the room temperature can be made moderate.