Air Conditioning Experts Blog : Archive for the ‘Go Green’ Category

Here’s How the Whole Family Can Help Save Money on Cooling

Monday, November 7th, 2016

We know it can be difficult to save money when you have a lot of people living under one roof. With so many people occupying a home, it gets warmer a lot faster. And it can be tough to monitor and regulate temperatures with so many people capable of accessing the thermostat.

It isn’t too hard to cut down your bills by at least a little bit a month, however. We’ve got a few small steps outlined below so that everyone in the family is involved in helping to keep the utility budget in check.

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Why Consider Solar Air Conditioning?

Friday, March 13th, 2015

We are the Sunshine State, and many people are starting to use our abundance of sun to cool their homes. How? By using solar panels to provide the electricity for their air conditioning systems. Thanks to advancements in technology, it has never been easier for homeowners to use solar energy for a variety of things, including powering whole-home systems. The professionals at Air Conditioning Experts are well-versed in solar air conditioning services here in Plant City, FL, and we have the training and expertise to install, repair, replace and maintain solar air conditioning systems. If you’ve been considering “going solar,” call us today!

How Does It Work?

Solar air conditioning is really about solar panels – those large, dark grey panels you see on rooftops and on carports. These panels, also known as solar arrays, contain multiple solar cells that generate electricity from direct sunlight. The solar cells are designed to capture electrons knocked loose by the sunlight, and capture these loose electrons so that they form a flow of energy, aka, electricity. This electricity is then sent into your electrical panel where it can be used to power your home’s air conditioning system.

What Are the Benefits of Using Solar Energy?

First, using solar energy for your air conditioner can greatly reduce the amount of power you use from the electric company to power your AC system. And because the sun is a constant, renewable source of energy, you won’t ever have to worry about running out of power. Using such a sustainable source of energy is great for the environment: there are no greenhouse gases created, and you aren’t using any fossil fuels. Additionally, you are using less electricity and as a result, shrinking your carbon footprint. There are no power surges from solar energy, and energy can be stored for later use or use on a cloudy day. Lastly, solar power is virtually silent, so you won’t even know it’s there – until you see how much you save on your monthly electric bill.

You should always use a trained expert for any kind of solar air conditioning services you may need in Plant City, FL. Call Air Conditioning Experts for your solar AC needs today!

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Benefits of Solar Air Conditioning

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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.

Benefits

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.

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