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I am performing an energy audit on a potential clients restaurant at a Colorado Ski resort. I've done the math associated with the conductive heat losses and infiltration, and am in the process of backing out the known internal gains to come up with a net needed balance that will be provided by the windows.
The only item still in question is the heat generated by the reach in coolers, refrigerators etc. In my hydronic minds eye, the only time that those refrigerant units would actually produce sensible heat is when they are filled with produce/meats etc. that need to be cooled down to their required storage temperature. For the balance of the time, the refer's are basically recycling heat that has worked its way into the inside of the box, correct?
In other words, I should NOT take into consideration the heat generated by the coolers, because of its transient nature, and the fact that it is basically recycling internal heat.
Or do I need to add the motors (compressor and condenser fans) heat in to the gain mix?
Now that I'm retired, maybe I'll go back to school and study refrigeration :-)
Thanks for any input (pun intended)
It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.