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I Always Turn It on Super: User Decisions About When and How to Operate Room Air Conditioners

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Energy and Buildings, Number 18, p.177-192 (1992)



Room air-conditioner operation was studied in order to understand how energy consumption and peak power demand are determined by user needs, concepts , and behavior. In a multi-family building in New Jersey, thirteen room air conditioners were instrumented in eight apartments, and the residents were interviewed about their cooling needs, decisions about when to turn on their air-conditioning, and their conceptions and operation of the units