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.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com September 24, 2018, 1:16 pm ad1c9bdddf - https://brainmass.com/engineering/mechanical-engineering/heat-pump-maintain-house-96616
The energy that needs to be supply to the house must be equal to the net ...
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