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Title:Performance Characteristics of Three Residential Electric Heating Systems
Author(s):Laschober, Robert R.; Thomson, Richard B.; Jones, Rudard A.
Electrical heating
Abstract:Objectives. In the fall of 1962, the Edison Electric Institute entered into a cooperative agreement with the University of Illinois in order to perform a residential electric comfort heating investigation. It was agreed that the testing program would be conducted in a tri-level Research Residence in Champaign, Illinois, and would extend over a period of two heating seasons (1962-63 and 1963-64). The objectives of the investigation were as follows: A) To evaluate the comfort provided by various types of electric heating systems and modifications thereof; B) To evaluate the comparative energy consumption of various types of electric heating systems and modifications thereof; C) To evaluate the performance of electric heating systems for certain special studies under specified conditions; D). To study the natural infiltration and moisture levels occurring in the Residence when heated electrically; E) To study the effects of extraneous heat gains (occupancy, solar, etc.); F). To study and compare the overall operating efficiencies of electrical radiant and convective systems; G) To study the architectural and construction requirements for comfort electric heating.
Issue Date:1965
Publisher:Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:Research Report 65-1
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:Edison Electric Institute
Rights Information:Copyright 1965 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-09-23

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