Americans spend billions of dollars on cooling costs every year. Furthermore, conventional air conditioners release damaging pollutants into the air, contributing to greenhouse gases, which are harmful to the environment. More efficient systems are introduced every year, and purchasing a system with a higher SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) may improve the situation somewhat. But the most efficient source of cooling with new air conditioning installation is solar air conditioning.
Solar air conditioning systems make use of Florida’s abundant sun by turning it into a source of energy for your home. Long ago, the only way to save energy was by switching off your system, but solar air conditioning is now the perfect efficient system for Lakeland homes. Before we go over the benefits in more detail, let’s look at the two types of solar air conditioners available.
- Hybrid system—A hybrid system utilizes PV (photovoltaic) technology, the types of rooftop panels you may be used to hearing about when people discuss solar power. Hybrid systems charge in the daytime and switch between battery power and grid power as needed.
- Solar-powered absorption chiller—This kind of cooling system is often known as an evaporative cooler or swamp cooler and can provide both heating and cooling. A thermodynamic process heats the water which is then cooled to 45° F. The water moves through a set of coils, and a fan blows across these coils, distributing cool air to your home. This type of cooler is more often used commercially.
The benefits of solar air conditioning are numerous. In general, these types of cooling systems are longer lasting, incredibly energy-efficient, and help the environment. Environmental concerns are important for many homeowners, and, because most solar units only use electricity for small periods of time, the carbon emissions reduce drastically.
While the cost of installation is often high, these systems need repairs less frequently and cost very little to operate, meaning you’ll save money every year. And since you won’t need to replace your system for a long time, owning a solar air conditioning system for several years may more than compensate for the price tag.
For solar air conditioning installation in Lakeland, call the trained and certified experts at Air Conditioning Experts, Inc. today.