Department of Agricultural Engineering
Several questions may be raised about the practicability of the heating feature of a heat pump. Is the heat pump as economical to operate as the ordinary air conditioner and a separate heating system? What months during the year could the heat pump be operated to the best advantage? Could the heat pump supply all the heat requirements for South Dakota conditions?
Because there were so many unknown factors involved it was impossible to estimate the operating cost by calculation. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare the operating efficiency of a commercially available heat pump air conditioner ( window model) with that of an electric heating panel under actual operating conditions in a single room.
electric heating panel efficiency, heat pump efficiency, window heat pump efficiency
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Winterfeld, H. and Moe, D. L., "Comparison of Heating Efficiency of a Heat Pump to Electric Heating Panels" (1962). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 512.