Solar Cooling Systems American Fork UT

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Gunthers Comfort Air
(801) 756-9683
81 S 700 E
American Fork , UT
 
Holmes Heating & Cooling Inc
(801) 768-4151
701 E State St
Lehi , UT
 
Service Experts of Utah
(801) 374-1811
222 N Draper Ln
Provo , UT
 
Aire Expresso Htg & Clg
(435) 843-4482
10 Garnet St Suite 6 Bldg 669
Tooele , UT
 
Barlow Company Inc
(801) 621-2726
1325 W 3380 S
Ogden , UT
 
Comfort Tech
(801) 226-7878
536 S Commerce Dr
Orem , UT
 
Connelly Heating & Air Cond
(801) 373-3595
80 E 500 S
Provo , UT
 
Absolute Air Heating & Air Cond Inc
(801) 491-8640
312 N 1600 West
Mapleton , UT
 
Hartman Heating & Air Inc
(801) 264-8300
120 E Vine St
Murray , UT
 
Daniels Plumbing & Heating
(435) 789-6918
1330 E US Hwy 40
Vernal , UT
 

Solar Cooling

It's a bit of a strange idea to think of using the sun to cool your home or business, but in fact, absorption cooling was the first type of air conditioning. Absorption cooling is still practical for remote homes in places where there is an excess of heat energy available. A home in the desert would be an ideal place to use absorption cooling via solar energy.

In absorption cooling, heat drives the system, instead of electricity. Two basic types of systems are:

  • single-stage systems, which are driven by any warm fluid (not necessarily water) heated to between 180 and 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • two-stage systems work at around 140 degrees Fahrenheit. These can use low temperature solar energy to "pre-heat" the air. A high-temperature energy source (e.g. natural gas or oil) is used in the second cooling stage.

Desiccant coolers are the other very popular style of solar cooling. Desiccant coolers remove moisture from air. This does not actually cool the air but reduces the humidity, making it seem cooler. These are often used in combination with other types of solar coolers such as vapor compression or evaporative, which really do lower temperature.

  • vapor compression cooling uses solar thermal energy to operate a Rankin cycle heat engine.
  • evaporative cooling uses a mechanical device that takes the heat from the outside air and uses this to evaporate water held in pads inside the cooling unit. This 'sucks' heat out of the air and the cooled air is blow...

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