Flashcards in Heating Systems Deck (7)
What are Gas Furnaces?
A gas/electric package unit (AKA gas-pack) where gas is used for heating and electricity is used for cooling.
What is a Heat Pump?
Any DX system that has a reversing valve to allow it to provide both cooling and heating
What is a WSHP?
Water source heat pumps (WSHPs) are heat pumps that are connected to condenser water piping and allow heat to be rejected through a cooling tower during cooling.
Where are WSHPs commonly found?
In high-rise residential buildings where tenants are sub-metered and billed for their HVAC energy use. They are also found in medium size projects that want the energy efficiency of a water-cooled system but not the higher first cost of a chiller plant.
How is Heating Hot Water Produced and what EQ does it serve?
HHW is produced by a boiler and is distributed throughout the building. HHW is circulated in AHU's FCUs or VAVRHs
What is a standard or non-condensing boiler?
Standard, or non-condensing, boilers operate at 80-84% efficiency, with the wasted heat being lost primarily up the flue.