We’ve got the sand, the ocean, and most importantly, the sun. But you can use the sun for more than just getting a tan or growing a great garden – you can use it to cool your home with solar air conditioning.
With advancements in solar power and technology, many industries have benefitted, including the cooling industry. For over 15 years, Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., has not only kept up with these advancements, we’ve been installing solar air conditioning for customers. Think you are ready to tap into the sun’s energy to provide solar air conditioning for your Jacksonville property? First, let’s take a look at how solar air conditioning works.
Using the Sun’s Energy
There are several types of solar air conditioners Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., installs, but all use the same power source: the sun. The way solar energy is created is by capturing the thermal energy (heat) from the sun through photovoltaic cells (PV) and converting it from DC energy (direct current) to AC energy (alternative current) via an inverter box. Once converted, this energy can be wired directly into a home’s electrical box for use.
Converting the sun’s heat energy is the key to solar power, and here are the ways our various solar-powered air conditioners use it:
- Hybrid – a hybrid solar-powered air conditioner is a popular choice among many people new to using solar power. Utilizing solar panels, solar energy is captured and converted, then used to power your home’s air conditioning system. However, should you need to use a back-up energy source, such as electricity, you can do so with the hybrid system: the system comes equipped with an automatic switch inside it that can easily change from one power source to another.
- Absorption chiller – an absorption chiller uses the sun’s energy and water to cool your home. Taking advantage of the adsorption/absorption process, an absorption chiller uses water to transfer heat and create the cooling needed for your home. Absorption chillers are very energy efficient and very effective at cooling, and do so without using electricity or refrigerant.
You’ve Got the Power
Using solar-powered energy can help reduce your energy bills while also helping to preserve the environment. If you think a solar-powered air conditioner may be a good choice for your home, the first step is to work with an expert.
Call Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., today and let our 15 years of solar air conditioning experience help you with a solar air conditioning installation in Jacksonville.