Mini-split exterior heat collector unit in attic?
What parameters should be evaluated in considering the placement of the 'exterior' unit of a mini-split heating system in an attic which is generally warmer than the outdoor winter environment in Northern Vermont? Why not collect some of that heat from sun on the shingles as well as some of the usual heat losses in a 35 year old wood frame/fiberglass insulated house? Is there a 'recharge' rate factor that would probably deplete that heat source faster than it would normally be replenished?
I understand that if the unit is to be used for both heating and cooling, placing the unit in the attic would not make sense for cooling in the summertime, but, could it make sense for heating in the winter?
Posted Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:47
Edited Tue, 03/18/2014 - 04:03
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