Field Measurements of Heating Efficiency of Electric Forced-Air Furnaces in Six Manufactured Homes.

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This report presents the results of field measurements of heating efficiency for six manufactured homes in the Pacific Northwest heated with electric forced-air systems. This is the first in a series of regional and national efforts to measure in detail the heating efficiency of manufactured homes. Only six homes were included in this study because of budgetary constraints; therefore this is not a representative sample. These investigations do provide some useful information on the heating efficiency of these homes. Useful comparisons can be drawn between these study homes and site-built heating efficiencies measured with a similar protocol. The protocol used ... continued below

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Davis, Bob; Palmiter, Larry S. & Siegel, Jeff July 26, 1994.

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This report presents the results of field measurements of heating efficiency for six manufactured homes in the Pacific Northwest heated with electric forced-air systems. This is the first in a series of regional and national efforts to measure in detail the heating efficiency of manufactured homes. Only six homes were included in this study because of budgetary constraints; therefore this is not a representative sample. These investigations do provide some useful information on the heating efficiency of these homes. Useful comparisons can be drawn between these study homes and site-built heating efficiencies measured with a similar protocol. The protocol used to test these homes is very similar to another Ecotope protocol used in the study conducted in 1992 and 1993 for the Bonneville Power Administration to test the heating efficiency of 24 homes. This protocol combined real-time power measurements of furnace energy usage with energy usage during co-heat periods. Accessory data such as house and duct tightness measurements and tracer gas measurements were used to describe these homes and their heating system efficiency. Ensuring that manufactured housing is constructed in an energy and resource efficient manner is of increasing concern to manufactured home builders and consumers. No comparable work has been done to measure the heating system efficiency of MCS manufactured homes, although some co-heat tests have been performed on manufactured homes heated with natural gas to validate HUD thermal standards. It is expected that later in 1994 more research of this kind will be conducted, and perhaps a less costly and less time-consuming method for testing efficiencies will be develops.

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  • Other: DE95004887
  • Report No.: DOE/BP-2458
  • Grant Number: AM79-91BP13330
  • DOI: 10.2172/10110189 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10110189
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1278222

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Davis, Bob; Palmiter, Larry S. & Siegel, Jeff. Field Measurements of Heating Efficiency of Electric Forced-Air Furnaces in Six Manufactured Homes., report, July 26, 1994; United States. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1278222/: accessed March 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.