Alternative test methods, declaration of capacity and test of heat pumps in multiple climates zones

A Nordsyn study on heat pumps in the context of Ecodesign and Energy labelling​


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The objectives of the study are to investigate three aspects concerning heat pumps in the context of ecodesign and energy labelling; potential synergies in testing for more than one climate zone, reduced incentives for low capacity declarations and alternative test methods.A possible alternative to the current test standard is the compensation method, which enables a test that includes the control system of the heat pump. This is closer to real life operation, enables independent market surveillance and provides incentives to develop efficient controls. Experience of using the compensation method for heat pumps for hydronic system are more limited than for air-to-air heat pumps
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