Heating Equipment

Element Name: heating_equipment

Description: contains the attributes and objects of the heating system equipment such as furnaces or boilers

Parent: heating

Number of Instances: 0...2

Sub-Elements:

NameDescriptionRequiredTypeLenOptionsMinMax
 heat_name Name of the of equipment
N string 40   
 heat_typeHeating equipment type
N string 20heat_pump, central_furnace, wall_furnace, baseboard, boiler, gchp, none

 heat_fuel
primary heating fuel
N string 20electric, natural_gas, lpg, fuel_oil  
 heat_method how to determine efficiency level   20year, user, energy_star  
 heat_yearYear equipment manufactured (purchased)
N int
  1970 2011
heat_efficiency
Efficiency of the heating equipment
N
 float

 
heat_fraction
fraction of area/load met by this heating system
 float


 01

Validation/Rules:
heat_year: required if heat_method = year
heat_efficiency: required if heat_method=user
Notes:

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