We have a pretty good idea what’s on your mind when it comes to air conditioners in general and solar air conditioning in particular. And if you don’t see your question below, just fill out our brief contact form and we will get back to you with an answer.
How does your system take advantage of solar energy to make an air conditioner use less electrical energy?
What about cold winter weather? Does your system take advantage of solar energy for cold weather heating?
Why do I need a new heat pump?
I’ve seen advertising for a “solar air conditioner” that uses a solar electric panel to provide power to the system. Does this make more sense than your system?
Well, why not use more solar photovoltaic panels to run the compressor, instead of a solar thermal collector?
How does a reverse cycle heat pump differ from an air conditioner?
How can a waste heat recovery unit running off my air conditioner provide energy to my water heater?
With solar preheating the refrigerant before it enters the compressor, won’t the compressor just send refrigerant to the condenser coil at a much higher temperature?
Does refrigerant circulate through the solar collector module at night and during very cloudy or rainy weather? It seems like this might actually cause my air conditioner to run less efficiently.
Does refrigerant circulate through the solar collector’s glass tubes? What happens if one of the glass tubes breaks? Will my air conditioning system stop cooling?
Why can’t I just use a medium temperature flat plate solar collector, like the collectors used for solar hot water heating, or the unglazed black plastic solar collectors used for swimming pool heating?
How can I make my air conditioning system run more efficiently?
I’ve been told not to set my thermostat up during the day because this forces the system to work too hard during the evening, trying to cool the house back down. Is this correct?
OK, I understand that setting my thermostat up while I’m gone during the day is a good idea. I’m miserable for an hour or two though, while the system cools down. How can I minimize the period of discomfort?
I keep my thermostat set at 72°F even during the summer. When it’s 95°F outside, my air air conditioner never shuts off and the house never gets as cool as I’d like. Do I need to have someone check my air conditioner?
Does setting my thermostat lower make the system cool the house more quickly?