Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications, Ithaca, New York (Fact Sheet). Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO).
Pages/Volumes: 2 pp.
Publication Year: 2013
Document Type: Factsheet, Flyer, Pamphlet
NTIS/GPO Number: 1114043
Abstract: Condensing boiler technology has been around for many years and has proven to be a durable, reliable method of heating. Based on previous research efforts, however, it is apparent that these types of systems are not designed and installed to achieve maximum efficiency. For example, in order to protect their equipment in the field, manufacturers of low-mass condensing boilers typically recommend design strategies and components that ensure steady, high flow rates through the heat exchangers, such as primary-secondary piping, which ultimately result in decreased efficiency.
Accession Number: 59486
Library Notes: NPL-1311 REV
Report Numbers: FS-5500-60201; DOE/GO-102013-4110
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