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WaterHeater:Mixed as a hot water storage

asked 2022-06-06 05:19:52 -0600

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updated 2022-06-06 12:30:03 -0600

I have a system that produces hot water with a heat pump. Now I want to add a hot water tank to soften the peaks in demand.

I'm using: WaterHeater:Mixed with 0W but I don't understand the difference between "Use side inlet node name" and "Source side inlet node name".

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answered 2022-06-06 08:38:27 -0600

Source and Use side nodes are meant to represent the water heater used as a source (provides hot water to a component) or where there is heat exchange between the tank and another fluid (a use of the tank as a sink/source). In reality there is no real difference since each of these nodes adds or extracts heat to/from the tank in the same way mathematically.

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