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[EnergyPlus_Support] Re: EnergyPlus Newbie - HVAC help


For the packaged air conditioner with electric coil, you should 
probably use the object "UNITARYSYSTEM:BLOWTHRU:HEATCOOL" or 
See example file FurnaceWithDXSystem.idf.

--- In EnergyPlus_Support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jpmark23" <jpmark23@y...> 
> I have been learning this program while I try to run my first model 
> with it and have run into somewhat of a road block.  The building I 
> am modeling is a two story water treatment plant, with an open air 
> area adjacent to the first floor that is partially below grade.  
> particular area has walls ~27' high, and no roof.
> I have a unique HVAC system that I'm trying to input and I have no 
> idea how to do it.  First, on the upper floor there is a package 
> (central air) unit with an air conditioner and electric coil heat.  
> It serves one zone of 3 or 4 rooms.  I may be missing something,
> I can't find a category in the model that allows me to easily enter 
> the details on this Carrier unit.  There is however a window a/c 
> option.  Should I use this?
> The rest of the building is heated with a handful of steam heaters 
> that are fed by an underground steam line.  The steam is provided 
> from an offsite location.  Being a water treatment plant, the 
> groundwater itself is used to "air condition" the lower floor.  
> that is used for a different part of the treatment is also sent to
> groundwater cooled condensor to be used for process area cooling on 
> the lower floor.  
> Thanks for your help in advance....
> Jared

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