Shower power: can you heat your house by running the shower?

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TypeArticle
Journal titleSolplan Review
IssueNovember 101
Pages1819; # of pages: 2
Subjectspace heating, water heating, internal heat gains, shower heat energy, interior relative humidity, moisture loads, shower efficiency; Heating
AbstractDuring prolonged power outages in the winter-time, such as was experienced during "Ice Storm" in 1998 in eastern Ontario and parts of Quebec, people might wonder if they could heat their gas-heated houses by running the shower. They might also wonder what the humidity build up would be if they needed to try this in an emergency. Well, the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology (CCHT) now has the definitive answer.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: L'énergie de la douche ou comment chauffer votre maison en faisant couler la douche?
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NRC number45359
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NPARC number20386431
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Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2016-05-09
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