Uses and Examples of SystemModeler

House Heating: Compare Energy Consumption

Models for heating and cooling of buildings are important to estimate power consumption, construct energy-efficient buildings, and minimize costs. This model compares power consumption for heating homes in different geographic locations.

To run this example, you'll need

SystemModeler 3 and Mathematica 8 or 9.

Please make a selection:

Use Hierarchical Modeling

Modeling the rooms and their subcomponents in a hierarchical way makes it easy to maintain or expand the model.

Analyze with Mathematica

Compare the estimated power cost for different indoor temperatures.

         
 
Living room
Model of a house with four rooms
Radiator
Heating is on in gray areas.
Arizona temperature variations
Illinois temperature variations
 
   
   
         

Simulate with Measurement Data

Plug data from your measurements or curated data from Mathematica into your model to compare house heating needs in different locations.