Cooling Load Reduction and Air Conditioner Design in a 19th Century Florida House Museum
Air Flow; Blower Door; Buildings; Cooling; Humidity; Passive Solar; Retrofits
Restoration plans at the H.S. Williams house included the installation of a space conditioning system. This contract report details how building envelope construction and air conditioner design were optimized as a system. Many aspects of the effort lent themselves to maintaining important "character-defining" features of the building including the resurrection of passive cooling attributes like light colored exterior paint and operable storm shutters. In addtion, outside air infiltration was measured on the Williams house and six other balloon-frame homes to document this often significant cooling load component.
Buildings - Air Flow; Buildings - Blower Door; Buildings - Cooling; Humidity; Passive Solar; Buildings - Retrofits
Florida Solar Energy Center and Chasar, David, "Cooling Load Reduction and Air Conditioner Design in a 19th Century Florida House Museum" (2004). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 532.