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How do I manually adjust thermostat settings in the IDF editor?

asked 2014-11-25 09:00:08 -0500

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updated 2015-07-12 15:22:01 -0500

I have my zone programs set as MidriseApartment for my model, however I want to manually adjust the specs for this type of zone program. I can't seem to find where that is possible within the idf editor. I'm assuming there's a preset thermostat temperature that governs the heating and cooling loads. I would like to give that desired thermostat temperature a range as opposed to a specific value if that's at all possible.

The underlying issue is that my heating and cooling loads for a simulated year are extremely high and I'm trying to find a way to drastically reduce them.

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answered 2014-11-25 09:26:43 -0500

The thermostat temperatures are set using schedules. In your IDF you most likely have one or more ThermostatSetpoint:DualSetpoint objects (docs). These in turn will refer to a schedule which can be any kind of schedule object.

The simplest way to set the same setpoint all across the year is to set up one Schedule:Constant (docs) for your heating setpoint and another one for your cooling setpoint.

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