Are bedroom air temperatures affected by temperature boosts in adjacent rooms?

Authors

  • Louise Christensen Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering | Section for Design and Construction | Aarhus University
  • Thea Hauge Broholt Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering | Section for Design and Construction | Aarhus University
  • Steffen Petersen Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering | Section for Design and Construction | Aarhus University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34641/clima.2022.38

Keywords:

Occupant thermal comfort, physical measurements, semi-structured interview

Abstract

Recent research has indicated that economic model predictive control (E-MPC) of residential space heating can be a significant demand response (DR) asset in district heating systems. Typical E-MPC formulation for this purpose relies on acceptance of occasionally increased indoor temperatures and the DR potential is thus limited by thermal comfort constraints. This paper reports on a field experiment on whether bedroom air temperatures are affected by temperature boosts in adjacent rooms in three case buildings. The measured bedroom air temperature was increased slightly but interviews with the residents indicate that they did not notice the increase. E-MPC in rooms adjacent to the bedroom in these or similar houses can therefore be utilised for providing DR to district heating systems.

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Published

2022-04-24

How to Cite

Christensen, L., Broholt, T. H., & Petersen, S. (2022). Are bedroom air temperatures affected by temperature boosts in adjacent rooms?. CLIMA 2022 Conference. https://doi.org/10.34641/clima.2022.38