With the summer on its way and the weather getting hotter, it may be time to consider repairs and upgrades to your AC. Modern air conditioning solutions can also include features that use water to help cool your home, such as the installation of an evaporative cooler for dry weather or radiant cooling designs for modern renovations. Here are some air conditioning solutions that use water to help cool your home and improve energy efficiency:
1. Evaporative Coolers That Can Be Used During the Driest Summer Days
Desert climates often use evaporative coolers as a replacement for conventional AC, but they can also be used in other areas. When using an evaporative cooler, you will just want to make sure that you are not using it when the humidity levels are too high. During the driest summer days, an evaporative cooler can be used to cool your home instead of a conventional AC system. The evaporative coolers can even be professionally installed like the regular air conditioner in your home and connected to conventional ductwork.
2. Modern Designs with Radiant Cooling Systems for Energy Efficiency
Radiant cooling designs are relatively new, but an efficient way to cool your home. These are systems that have pipes inside features of the building; in this case, your home. The radiant cooling pipes have cold water circulating through them when the system is on, which acts as a heat exchanger that removes the heat. These systems are ideal for new home construction or renovations that have green, environmentally-friendly designs.
3. Geothermal HVAC Systems That Also Aid in Cooling Your Home
Another solution for cooling that uses water to help with the efficiency of AC is geothermal HVAC systems. During the winter months, the geothermal loop is used as a heat exchanger to reduce the energy needs to heat your home. Since the water in the geothermal loop is at median ground temperature, the geothermal system can also be used to improve the efficiency of the air conditioning because the water is much cooler than the outside air. Geothermal systems can also be installed in confined spaces by having a closed-loop well installed to provide the system with the geothermal heat exchange.
These are some of the ways water can be used to make your home's air conditioning and cooling systems more efficient. Contact an HVAC service like Hughes Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioner to help with some of these upgrades to your AC before the hot weather gets here.Share
15 May 2017
Working with HVAC contractors is an important part of being a homeowner. Not only do your contractors ensure that a new system you buy is properly installed, but they also ensure optimal performance throughout the years through a series of regular inspections, maintenance services, and repairs. But there are lots of things you can do in between your contractor's visits to ensure that your HVAC investment is always in tip top condition, aside from cleaning out the air filters. After working with my dad for more than a decade in the HVAC business, I've put together a few methods homeowners can use to maintain a well working system, and I have published those tips and tricks right here on this blog. I hope some of the information you find here helps you on your journey as a homeowner!