Solar Cooling Systems West Des Moines IA

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Lozier Heating & Cooling Inc
(515) 267-1000
536 S 19th St
West Des Moines , IA
 
Des Moines Heating & Clg LLC
(515) 282-7086
1100 Army Post Road
Des Moines , IA
 
Kohles & Bach Inc
(515) 278-2900
5185 NW Beaver Dr
Johnston , IA
 
Metro Heating & Cooling Inc
(515) 266-3693
3517 Hubbell Ave
Des Moines , IA
 
Wyckoff Industries
(515) 287-6000
95 Highway 5
Carlisle , IA
 
Dorrian Heating & Cooling Inc
(515) 987-4310
25750 U Avenue
Waukee , IA
 
A-C Contractors Incorporated
(515) 244-0606
1495 Keo
Des Moines , IA
 
Heartland Heating & Clg LLC
(515) 986-5007
3155 SE Miehe Drive Ste 1
Grimes , IA
 
Seventy-Two Degrees Htg & Clg
(515) 965-7272
811 SW Ordnance Rd
Ankeny , IA
 
Budget Heating & Cooling
(515) 967-6737
504 2nd St SE
Bondurant , 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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