Home Heating Take-Home Experiments

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A) A series of experiments looking at the measurement and modelling of heat loss or gain.

  • Task 1: Heat loss or gain of an insulated water filled container
  • Task 2: Thermal time constant of a refrigerator
  • Task 3: Thermal time constant of a single-family dwelling

B) An analysis of domestic heating bills

C) Future ideas include looking at the:

  • Thermal gradient of soil
  • Power loss through single-glazed windows
  • Solar heating of different coloured boxes

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