Energy-Efficient Management of Mechanical Ventilation and Relative Humidity in Hot-Humid Climates
Ventilation; Buildings; Energy Efficiency
The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America research team Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction conducted this research project to gain data and insight into these issues. The project focused on energy-efficient management of mechanical ventilation and RH during the cooling season. It consisted of eight test configurations. A particular focus evaluated how well a ductless seasonal energy-efficiency ratio (SEER) 21.5 mini-split heat pump (MSHP) could perform as the primary cooling system without a dehumidifier for supplemental dehumidification in a continuously mechanically ventilated house.
Buildings - Energy Efficiency; Buildings - Ventilation
Florida Solar Energy Center and Withers, Jr., Charles, "Energy-Efficient Management of Mechanical Ventilation and Relative Humidity in Hot-Humid Climates" (2016). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 98.