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An Analysis of Efficiency Improvements in Residential Sized Heat Pumps and Central Air Conditioners
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This report summarizes: (1) the performance improvements possible for central air conditioners and heat pumps using conventional design improvements, (2) the development of a methodology for estimating the seasonal performance of variable speed heat pumps and air conditioners, and (3) the estimated maximum efficiency levels that are technically feasible for variable speed heat pumps and air conditioners. This report builds on the work summarized in an earlier report from the Energy Systems Laboratory.
O'Neal, D. L.; Boecker, C. L.; Penson, S. B. (1986). An Analysis of Efficiency Improvements in Residential Sized Heat Pumps and Central Air Conditioners. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M University; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from