Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Whole-system design

I think there are probably some gains to be made in whole-system design in houses, for energy efficiency. After all, we have one device to pump heat out of a small box and into the air (fridge), a different box to pump heat from the inside to the outside (air conditioner) and then a tank to put heat into water (water heater). I have a feeling that all of these heat pumps could be connected for greater efficiency somehow.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - I'd be surprised if that were the only gain to make.
PPS - A good architect probably designs this kind of system all the time.

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