I am modeling a simple single-family home, and I used Ironbug to specify my system’s COP etc. After using Ironbug, I started getting some loads that were not representative of the building type and location in Texas (I was getting WAY more heating than Cooling). We figured it was because the model was somehow not reading ground temperatures correctly, but this only happens when I connect Ironbug to the script. In other words, using a Heatpump in IronBug is not lending to realistic loads, but when I use Honeybee’s Heatpump it does.
I am sharing a couple of screenshots to illustrate. I wonder what I could be doing wrong. I would really like to be able to control systems size, fans, etc. and use Ironbug as this is a seed file.
This is the system that DOES seem to have more logical loads (AKA using HB Heatpump)
The system does not show realistic loads and has a problem with ground temperature:
More detail on the ground temperature/ slab error using Ironbug