Air Conditioning

Solar Assisted Air Conditioners In California

Solar-assisted air conditioning (solar thermal air conditioners) are becoming more popular by the year in California. It sounds simple enough – install panels, and the unit, get off the grid, and you’re done! But there are some things you should know first. Solar isn’t for everyone. But it is an attractive option most California homeowners should at least explore.

As renewable energy as a source is on the rise, it also makes sense to use sun as power when it is at its hottest with solar thermal air conditioning units.

How Much Money Can I Save With Solar Powered Air Conditioning?

The amount you save with a solar thermal air conditioner is determined largely by the size and geolocation of your home, the average price of solar energy in your area, and how long you stay at your home after your investment.

Likewise, as an added bonus, they will increase the value of your home if you’re trying to sell.

solar assisted air conditioning savings chart

Research Your Solar Assisted Air Conditioning Unit

So what should you figure out before you decide to invest? First, you should get a quote on your home for solar panels. Different homes sit in different areas of shade and sun. The area your home is in can make or break the cost/benefit ratio for investing in solar thermal air conditioning.

Generally, California receives plenty of sun, and prices per watt of solar panels are low in the area. Also, the size of your home can play a large role in your budget for mounting and installation.

So what can you to do perform some preliminary research on the viability of upgrading to solar? Measuring the efficiency of your current system can be done by finding the SEER rating (seasonal energy efficiency ratio). This is usually labeled on your compressor or in a reference guide. If your existing A/C Unit is at a “7” SEER Rating and you upgrade to a “16” SEER rated unit, your savings per month would be approximately 69% with the SolarCool System.

What Is Solar Assisted Air Conditioning?

Solar-assisted air conditioner systems are available in both packaged and split system configurations.

Solar powered air conditioners also can be used for heating when configured with a heat pump system for colder months in the winter.

Solar-powered AC units can save you money in the long term, and keep you cool – even on cloudy days. The low-maintenance evacuated tube collectors produce thermal energy that can keep even the most power-hungry units going strong.

One way solar thermal air conditioners save money is the qualification for tax credits and rebates. To learn more about these ways you can save by installing energy-efficient systems, call us or click here.

Some Advantages Of Solar Thermal Air Conditioning

  • Sustainability in greenhouse gasses from natural energy.
  • Scalable/adaptable to retrofitting and new installations.
  • The hotter the sun, the better the system performs – as opposed to highest electrical prices during peak demand.
  • Reduces energy consumption in all seasons.

We now offer the SolarCool™ Solar Thermal Air Conditioner. This system combines a state-of-the-art high-efficiency 2-stage air conditioning system integrated with a proprietary solar thermal collector panel. This is the most energy-efficient solar thermal AC system available today!

The key element is the integrated solar thermal collector super heating the air conditioning system’s refrigerant, which in turn reduces the required workload of the compressor. This lowers the overall power consumption of the system, saving the environment, energy and money.

Interested in learning more about smart72 solar air conditioning installation? Contact us today!