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Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthorJonti
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2021
     
    I have a client who is interested in having a home office built next to his house. He wants it sited where his air source heat pump unit is leaving a gap of about 1000mm and I was wondering if this was sufficient to ensure it did not effect the pump's performance. Does anyone here know this?
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2021
     
    There's probably a statement or diagram in the ASHP's manual.
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      CommentAuthornigel
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2021
     
    I was advised that to get the best performance the less obstruction the better, it will still work but the cop could be affected.

    Have you considered moving the ASHP to the other side of the home office.
    • CommentAuthorJonti
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2021
     
    Hi Nigel,

    it is in the planning stage just at the moment so I am just getting a basic idea of the options. I will look at moving the ASHP but I suspect it will end up with the home office in another place if that were needed.

    djh,

    I will ask if he has looked at the manual. I had assumed he had not found any info about this but maybe he hasn't looked.
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    The installation manual for one that I am looking at, required only 300mm clearance behind the unit and 200mm to each side, so long as unobstructed above.

    Obviously more important to have clearance in front. It depends a little on which model (how powerful -> how much airflow)

    The manuals for many heatpumps are available online.

    The heatpump might be a bit noisy to have right next to a home office? We are looking at a location outside a bathroom. Your client will know if this is an issue or not if the hp is already installed.
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