STP904: Average Infiltration Rates in Residences: Comparison of Electric and Combustion Heating Systems

    Goldschmidt, VW
    Professor of mechanical engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

    Pages: 29    Published: Jan 1986


    Abstract

    Research and test results presenting measurements of air infiltration rates in residences are reviewed. In particular, comparison of electric and combustion heating shows (on the average) infiltration rates to be 0.1 to 0.25 higher for residences with combustion heating.

    Keywords:

    infiltration, air exchange, electric heating, combustion heating, energy use


    Paper ID: STP19642S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E06.41

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19642S


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