ASHRAE STD 116
Methods of Testing for Rating Seasonal Efficiency of Unitary Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
|Publication Date:||23 January 2010|
This standard covers electrically driven, air-cooled air conditioners and heat pumps used in residential applications with cooling capacity of 65,000 Btu/h and less or, in the case of heating-only heat pumps, heating capacity of 65,000 Btu/h and less.
The methods of test in this standard are broadly applicable, but this standard provides cooling and heating hours in temperature bins for only the contiguous states of the continental USA.
This standard includes test methods for steady-state, cyclic, and part-load performance and methods for establishing seasonal performance. Equipment with single-speed, multiple-speed, variable-speed, unloading, or multiple compressors for ducted and ductless systems is included.
This standard does not apply to room air conditioners. See ASHRAE Standards 16 and 58.
This standard provides test methods and calculational procedures for determining the capacities and cooling seasonal efficiency ratios for unitary air-conditioning and heat pump equipment and heating seasonal performance factors for heat pump equipment.