Solar Cooling Systems Livonia MI

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United Temperature Svcs
(734) 525-1930
8919 Middlebelt Rd
Livonia , MI
 
A-1 Comfort Control Inc
(248) 476-2323
31128 W 8 Mile Rd
Farmington Hills , MI
 
Technical Hot & Cold
(734) 326-3900
37667 Cherry Hill
Westland , MI
 
Keeth Htg & A/C Inc
(734) 453-3000
950 Starkweather St
Plymouth , MI
 
Majestic Heating & Cooling Inc
(313) 835-1616
9160 Greenfield Rd
Detroit , MI
 
Airtronic Heating & Cooling
(313) 537-8111
26666 Grand River Ave
Redford , MI
 
American Discount Heating & Cooling
(248) 478-4100
29566 W 9 Mile Rd
Farmington Hills , MI
 
DeAngelis Heating & Cooling Inc
(734) 641-4328
35820 Van Born Rd
Wayne , MI
 
Joes Heating & Cooling Co
(313) 273-0755
9160 Greenfield
Detroit , MI
 
Circle Heating and Cooling Inc
(313) 386-6781
17945 Allen Rd
Melvindale , MI
 

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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