Renewable Heating And Cooling

Space Heating Technologies and Applications: Text Version of the Diagram

The diagram shows nine different renewable heating and cooling technologies and two types of space heating end uses: domestic and commercial. The diagram is arranged by “working temperature” range, so that users can see which technologies align well with each area of use. Each technology and application will link to a page with more information. All temperature ranges are approximate and not necessarily applicable to every individual situation. The diagram above shows technologies and applications in terms of their working temperature, which is the required temperature of the water or heat transfer fluid within the renewable heating/cooling system. The working temperature is not necessarily the same as the final temperature of the end product (the air or water that is ultimately being heated). For example, some commercial space heating systems require a working temperature of 100-200 degrees Fahrenheit, even if they are only heating the building to around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

The diagram includes the following nine technologies with approximate temperature ranges:

The diagram includes two applications with approximate temperature ranges:

  • Domestic space heating: approximately 70 to 125 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Commercial space heating: approximately 100 to 225 degrees Fahrenheit

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