Heating load

heating load

[′hēd·iŋ ‚lōd]
(civil engineering)
The quantity of heat per unit time that must be provided to maintain the temperature in a building at a given level.

Heating load

Rate at which heat must be added to a space to maintain a desired temperature.

heat load, heating load

The total heat per unit time that must be supplied in order to maintain a specified temperature in any space, building, or group of buildings.
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All efforts are being made to increase the heating load," the statement said.
To study the effect of infiltration rate on heating load of an apartment building during winter for sliding or lift sliding type windows with lock on and off, integrated simulation has been carried out by linking CONTAM, a network ventilation simulation, and TRNSYS 17, a dynamic energy simulation program.
Therefore, during periods of highest temperature gap between the low potential heat source and the heating systems' heat carrier (especially in the sever climatic regions) to cover the full heating load, the two-stage HPI are used.
The lowest outdoor temperatures reached during the heating season are used for the calculation of heating load of conventional building.
Summary: MENA Geothermal has completed the largest geothermal heating and cooling system at the American University of Madaba (AUM) in Jordan, with a total cooling load of 1680 kW and a heating load of 1350 kW, enough energy to power both faculties on campus
The recovered heat is then available for the absorption chiller and/or the heating load.
Tim Merrigan, senior program manager for solar heating and cooling at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, says a solar thermal system can carry up to 40 percent of the annual heating load for some homeowners.
Within these meshes, a dynamic hydraulic adaption towards homogenous mass flow allocation is achieved by positioning the valve ranges in each storey according to the current heating load via installed valve drivers.
Specific topics include: fundamentals of heat transfer and thermodynamics, internal heat gain, heating load calculations, solar radiation and heat gain, treatment of thermal bridges, and treatment of uncontrolled spaces.
The S95 programmable step control provides a 32-in-1 resistance heating load control solution for OEM applications.
While moving slowly through them, air can exchange heat with the mass of the earth under the building, being cooled in summer and warmed above zero in winter to lessen the heating load.