Air Conditioning System Performance of a City Hotel Appraised for Energy Use Efficiency
Keywords:city hotel, AC system installation, AC performance, energy assessment
This paper presents results of a study on split air conditioning (AC) performance of a city hotel in Bali, Indonesia. The study applied a practical global approach to appraising the performance of existing AC systems and their installation in a city hotel. The results obtained indicate that improper AC system selection and installation potentially reduces their energy performance which include COP (coefficient of performance), EER (energy efficiency ratio), and SEI (system efficiency index). The finding also shows that improper system selection and installation has damaged 54 unit compressors of 90 AC systems installed in a particular building within three years’ period. Overall number of compressors that have been damaged in three years can reach 76 units accounted for about 23.1% of the total AC systems installed in the hotel. It is also found a reduction on AC system cooling capacity.