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Old 06-29-20, 07:14 AM   #1
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Default Improving cooling efficiency?

I was thinking the other day, in the summer I'm obviously running my heatpump in cooling mode. The compressor is still just doing it's job and compressing gas so generating a lot of heat that then has to be disposed of.

Generally the compressor is wrapped in a nice snug blanket and encased in a small area along with all the rest of the pipework etc. This space gets pretty warm.

My thinking was; what if this space had a fan (like for example a computer PSU fan) and a grill to the outside world so some of the generated heat could be thrown out, hence cooling the area and helping everything run just a bit cooler.

Would this improve efficiency?

Anyone got any thoughts on the subject?

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