High amount of unmet heating hours with Low Temp Radiant Elec

asked 2021-01-18 00:49:41 -0600

omkartilve's avatar

updated 2021-01-24 00:40:12 -0600

I am modeling a single family residence located in the UK. The building has an fuel oil boiler with radiators in each room for heating. I am trying to assess the impact of underfloor electric heating pads instead of the radiators. I have modeled internal source construction and placed the pads between insulation and wooden flooring layers. I have also set the temperature schedules same for zone as well as for Low Temp Radiant Elec. I am observing high amount of heating unmet hours and also the heating energy is doubled, which is the opposite of what I was expecting. Can anyone throw some light on this?

EDIT: You can find the model and the weather files here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SFQC...

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@omkartilve are you able to share the full input file (OpenStudio and/or EnergyPlus) so that others can provide better help? It's very hard to know what's causing the unexpected heating results without seeing the model's input settings.

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2021-01-19 09:14:22 -0600 )edit

Thanks Aaron, I have added the link for the OS model.

omkartilve's avatar omkartilve  ( 2021-01-24 00:42:06 -0600 )edit