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

    Published: Jan 1986

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    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.


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

    Author Information:

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

    Committee/Subcommittee: E06.41

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19642S

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