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1.2.12 Place the condenser unit in a ventilated area without solar radiation

1.2.12 Place the condenser unit in a ventilated area without solar radiation

 

Description

If possible locate the condenser unit in an area of the building with shade, that it is not blocked by fences, shrubs and other buildings, or any other obstruction around about 50 cm from the unit. The unit will be more efficient in the shade, but it also needs to be in a place with good ventilation.

Benefits

  • Obtain the maximum efficiency  of the unit

     

Limitations

  • If not considered during the installation, a new location has to be chosen

  • Not always possible to choose a shadow area

     

Economic assessment

This measure has no associated cost. 1-3% of electricity cost savings.

 

References and best practices

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CHARACTERIZATION

Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices


Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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