Ground Coupled Heat Pump Design for Tafila Climate

Document Type: Research Paper

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tafila Technical University, Jordan.

Abstract

This work represents a theoretical investigation of a ground coupled heat pump system that is used for domestic heating and cooling purposes of a typical residential house in Tafilah-Jordan. The system is designed to provide heating and cooling loads of 7.39, 7.27 KW respectively. The designed system consists of a ground buried heat exchanger (1.5m depth, 6.5m length, and 2.2cm diameter), indoor heat exchanger, and a 2 HP compressor. The system has been analyzed economically and it was found that the ground coupled heat pump system reduces energy consumption and has a payback period for of 1.5 years.

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