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Re: The chilling truth about cold horsepower
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: The chilling truth about cold horsepower
- From: Michael Eckardt <mike at odg_com>
- Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 09:24:34 -0400
- In-reply-to: <200306101056.h5AAu8Gr019632@otter.actwin.com>
For example a 610 watt air conditioner is rated for 6000
BTU/hr cooling capacity. 610 watts=2077 BTU/hr yields 6000
BTU/hr cooling capacity. Does this not seem odd?
I'm neither an engineer nor do I have any HVAC experience, but ...
it seems to me that the 610 watts A/C is USING 610 watts of power to MOVE
up to 6000 BTU/hr from the cold side of the coils to the hot side.
The 610 watts are used in compressing the fluid, in line friction, and in
The 6000 BTU/hr might as well be 6000 gallons/hr, if we were taking water
here, instead of heat.
No? Completely off the wall?