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Two Swedish houses with superinsulation and warm air heating.

Blomsterberg A, 1985
air tightness | energy conservation | heat pump | house | mechanical ventilation
Bibliographic info: Proceedings of the CLIMA 2000 World Congress on Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning, Copenhagen, 25-30 August 1985. Edited by P O Fanger. Vol 5. Solar energy - active and passive systems. p235-239. 4 figs, 4 refs.
Languages: English

Examines the design of two houses, built in 1982, which integrate an exhaust air heat pump and a warm air heating system into a very well insulated structure. Monitored during 1983-84, they consumed 50% less energy than a typical Swedish house. Apart from occasional (avoidable) high temperatures, the warm air heating system led to a comfortable indoor climate. The performance of the houses could be improved by installing energy conservation appliances. The house of the future should be tight, well-insulated and mechanically ventilated. The vented air should pass through a heat recovery system. The design should guard against overheating due to excess internalgains.


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