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F280-12 - Determining the required capacity of residential space heating and cooling appliances

Publication Year:

  • 2012

Total Pages:

81

Publisher:

  • CSA

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Space heating and cooling appliances

It's imperative that residential space heating and cooling systems have the proper output capacity. Too little or too much capacity can create a dangerous and uncomfortable living environment. This revised standard provides guidelines for contractors and installers on calculating proper heating and cooling system energy capacity for appliances used in housing and small buildings of residential occupancy to which Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada applies.

F280-12 Determining the Required Capacity of Residential Space Heating and Cooling Appliances also provides restrictions on selecting the output capacity of a specific space heating or cooling appliance or group of appliances.

F280-12

  • Provides a calculation method for determining the heat loss and heat gain of buildings for selecting the appropriate output capacity of a space heating appliance or group of appliances, and the output capacity of a cooling appliance or group of appliances.
  • Provides restrictions on selecting the output capacity of a specific space heating or cooling appliance or group of appliances.
  • Applies to space heating and cooling appliances used in residential occupancy, to which Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada applies, where the appliances are permanently installed within the dwelling unit they serve.
  • Does not deal with detailed design and installation of space heating and cooling systems, but is based on distribution systems that comply with good engineering practices described in the applicable building codes and standards.
  • Works in conjunction with C22.2 NO. 280-13 Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (Tri-national standard, with UL 2594 and NMX-J-677-ANCE-2013)

Publication type

GST REG No R119441681
QST REG No R1006017360