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Dual Fuel Heat Pump in BEopt?

asked 2018-10-12 14:15:25 -0500

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updated 2018-10-12 17:02:39 -0500

It seems that the only way to model an air-source heat pump is with electric supplemental heat. Is there any way to model it with gas supplemental heat? Or would I just have to convert the supplemental heat kWh to Btus, along with an assumed efficiency for gas?

Thank you for your assistance. Also, it seems that all the BEopt forums from prior years are completely closed. Will they be reopened/archived anywhere?

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answered 2018-10-12 14:21:09 -0500

Not within BEopt. You can modify the IDF to use a gas coil for backup and run in EnergyPlus yourself.

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