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Solar Air Conditioner
Proof of Concept

Ever since Lennox came out with their solar air conditioner “system”, a lot of interest in Solar Air has been directed toward this new area of HVAC.

The following video is a demonstration of an air conditioner being run totally by solar panels. It shows this new “solar air conditioner” technology in its very basic state. This is NOT a Lennox demo! It is a third party proof of concept. The reality is that Solar AC is not only feasible but is here NOW! …more about that later.

A Solar Air Conditioner in Action

Description of the Solar Air Conditioner Demo

What you are looking at is a 13,500 BTU air conditioner being run exclusively off 24 volts DC directly from a six panel 1080 watt solar array (180 watts per panel). Of course, in a home environment you would have backup batteries that would be charged from the array and also the power grid when it is overcast outside. The capacitance of the batteries also acts as a voltage regulator, thereby keeping the source voltage at a constant 24 volts DC (no power fluctuations) which is important to the long life of the air conditioner unit.

At one point in the video a technician walks in front of the solar array and you can hear the noise of the air conditioning unit change, which indicates that it was not getting enough electrical power. This type of fluctuation is what the batteries would prevent.

As I said earlier, this is a demo or proof of concept. The A/C in this demo is small (13,500 BTUs) – which is basically a window air conditioner. But, a full central air conditioning system is now available through Lennox. This demo is not connected to Lennox but gives you an idea of what can be done on a larger scale – like Lennox does.

Air Conditioning Arlington Tx (TNS Mechanical) is an authorized dealer and installer of Lennox cutting edge products, including their new SunSource Home Energy System – which includes a Solar Air Conditioner!

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Today you can Go Green and work with the environment rather than against it. Call today for an appointment, or go to the contact form page on this site.

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Stopping Air Leaks

Warm air leaking into your home during the summer and out of your home during the winter can waste a lot of your energy dollars. One of the quickest dollar-saving tasks you can do is caulk, seal, and weatherstrip all seams, cracks, and openings to the outside. You can save on your heating and cooling bill by stopping air leaks in your home.

Cutaway house illustration showing areas of home where air leaks. Refer to caption for stopping air leaks.

Stopping Air Leaks in Your Home

Areas that leak air into and out of your home cost you lots of money. Check the areas listed below.

  1. Dropped ceiling
  2. Recessed light
  3. Attic entrance
  4. Sill plates
  1. Water and furnace flues
  2. All ducts
  3. Door frames
  4. Chimney flashing
  1. Window frames
  2. Electrical outlets and switches
  3. Plumbing and utility access

***Images from the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

The best way of stopping air leaks in your house is to have an energy audit done by a professional. You need a highly trained nationally recognized thermographer. We can help you!

This is really a “no brainer”. You will easily recoup the cost of the audit and the savings just keep on going. Most of the remedies are simple and inexpensive – weather stripping, caulk, etc.

The procedure is interesting to watch, and the results can really affect your monthly heating and cooling bills, in a big way!

Here is a really great video about how Energy Audits can help you in stopping air leaks in your home while saving you money each and every month!

The simple fact is that if you don’t stop air leaks in you home, your central air conditioner has to work overtime. This reduces the lifespan of your unit and also makes your heating and cooling bills higher than a kite! So if you want to REALLY lower those cooling bills, plug the leaks, have plenty of insulation, and you might even consider a solar powered air conditioner!

Stopping Air Leaks is Easy…
If You Know Where They Are!

Give us a call for more information about stopping air leaks in your home and start saving money on your energy bill ASAP! Set up an appointment for a professional Energy Audit at (817)465-1112.

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