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EU Progress towards more efficient air-to-air air heat pumps and air conditioners

Philippe Rivière 1 
1 CEP/Paris
CEP - Centre Énergétique et Procédés
Abstract : The largest heat pump market in Europe is that of reversible air conditioners, with more than 3 million units sold in Europe each year. Air-to-air heat pump performances may vary from EER2.2 and COP 2.4 to EER 5.7 and COP 5.6 under standardized conditions. This wide spread presents a high energy effi ciency potential, but with reservation for some uncertainty on fi nal energy consumption gains given the high penetration of variable-speed drive compressors and the present use of a full-load rating standard for inverters. However, with their high energy-saving potential and growing market fi gures, reversible air conditioners were studied within the framework of the Energy Using Product directive.
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Philippe Rivière. EU Progress towards more efficient air-to-air air heat pumps and air conditioners. IEA Heat Pump Center newsletter, 2009, 27 (2), pp.16-18. ⟨hal-00838284⟩



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