A heat pump is used to maintain a house at a constant temperature of 23 °C. The house is losing heat to the outside air through the walls and the windows at a rate of 60,000 kJ/hr while the energy generated within the house from people, lights, and appliances amounts to 4000 kJ/h. For a Coefficient of Performance (COP) of 2.5, determine the required power input to the heat pump.
The energy that needs to be supply to the house must be equal to the net ...
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