Air conditioning, Heat recovery
Determining residential airconditioning waste heat recovery system costs and savings is achieved using a computer program. A worksheet is designed to accept consumer data as an input to the program. The program features load and waste heat recovery calculations on a monthly basis. Economic criteria, including rate of return, present worth, and payback period are computed. Sensitivity of these criteria to fuel escalation and consumer discount rate is demonstrated. the program provides the user with both thermal analysis and economic analysis summary reports.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Redhwi, Muhammad N., "Economics of Residential Heat Recovery Units" (1981). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 583.