Solar Cooling Systems Cedar Falls IA

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Urban Heating & Air Cond Inc
(319) 266-3538
1703 Waterloo Rd
Cedar Falls , IA
 
Fereday Heating Company
(319) 233-8411
1010 Broadway St
Waterloo , IA
 
Hudson Hdwe Plbg & Htg Inc
(319) 988-3231
520 Main St
Hudson , IA
 
Johnson Plumbing & Heating Co
(319) 346-2042
501 Coates
Parkersburg , IA
 
Whink Services Inc
(319) 824-6801
805 G Ave
Grundy Center , IA
 
Young Plumbing & Heating
(319) 234-4411
750 S Hackett Rd
Waterloo , IA
 
Mike Fereday Htg & Air Cond
(319) 232-0900
827 W 5th St
Waterloo , IA
 
Crystal Heating & Plumbing
(319) 352-3241
1210 W Bremer Ave
Waverly , IA
 
St Clair Plumbing & Heating
(319) 342-3292
500 N Cedar
La Porte City , IA
 
Brockway Plbg Htg & Exc
(319) 824-6214
1508 G Ave
Grundy Center , IA
 

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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