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How to put schedule for switching on SPLIT HVAC in Openstudio?

asked 2014-12-01 13:46:52 -0600

Xandrika gravatar image

In my model there are 2 thermal zone swith an unitary SPLIT HVAC System each that are operated independently. In reality, these Split AC are operated manually when the building is occupied, e.g. for example in a residential building when people come home after work they switch on AC.

Now I am not sure which class to address while creating the schedule? For example, I could put the schedule for the cooling set point very high when the building is not occupied. But I was wondering if there is a cleaner solution, e.g. operational schedule of HVAC system or I saw something like Availability Manager.

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answered 2014-12-01 15:18:29 -0600

If you are modeling this with a ZoneHVAC system like a PTAC, then you could use the availability schedule.

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If you are modeling with an AirLoopHVAC based system, then you could use the "HVAC Operation Schedule" on the "Control" tab of the air loop interface.

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@Kyle Benne Thanks al lot. I got it. Is there also an options for an operational/availability schedule when I am simulating with IDEAL AIR LOADS?

Xandrika gravatar imageXandrika ( 2014-12-01 22:03:11 -0600 )edit

Not in OpenStudio.

Kyle Benne gravatar imageKyle Benne ( 2014-12-02 08:30:30 -0600 )edit

what is the different bewteen the always on discrete and bldg occupancy operation schedule! is the fan will be running continuously when occupied and cycling when nobody the bldg using the setpoint temp schedule or the occ schedule !!

Bassam gravatar imageBassam ( 2017-05-19 11:15:07 -0600 )edit

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