U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Federal Energy Management Program
New and Underutilized Technology: Dehumidification Enhancements for Air Conditioning in Hot/Humid Climates
The following information outlines key deployment considerations for dehumidification enhancements for air conditioning in hot/humid climates within the Federal sector. This information spans:
Dehumidification enhancements for air conditioning in hot/humid environments include the incorporation of a Cromer cycle dehumidification feature on a packaged air conditioner. The Cromer cycle is a novel combination of a desiccant wheel and a vapor compression air conditioner.
Dehumidification enhancements for air conditioning in hot/humid climates is applicable in most building categories.
Climate and Regional Considerations
As one might expect, dehumidification enhancements for air conditioning in hot/humid climates is good for hot and humid climates.
Key Factors for Deployment
Dehumidification enhancements for air conditioning in hot/humid climates may offset the increased fan power needed in dryer climates due to the desiccant wheel.
Federal energy savings, cost-effectiveness, and probability of success are ranked 0-5 with 0 representing the lowest ranking and 5 representing the highest ranking. The weighted score is ranked 0-100 with 0 representing the lowest ranking and 100 representing the highest ranking.
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