If you are planning on installing air conditioning in your home, you want it to be efficient. Today, there are many options for energy-efficient AC, including solutions to give your home more energy independence. When you have your air conditioning installation done, you may want to do it with renewable energy in mind. The following information will help with renewable energy solutions to add to your AC installation project:
Choosing High-Efficiency AC Systems
To begin your project, you are going to want to choose the right system for your home. Today, there are options for central HVAC, ductless systems, and compact duct. Some of the best options for an efficient AC that can be run with renewable energies include:
- High-efficiency AC units with conventional designs
- Modern AC heat pumps for more efficient cooling
- Combination evaporative cooler and AC hybrid systems for dry summer climates
- High-velocity AC systems for an efficient central HVAC design
If you want to run your AC with renewable energy like solar panel systems, high-efficiency air conditioners are the right solution.
Solar Ready Or Connecting The AC During Installation
Today, there are also air conditioning systems that are specifically designed for renewable energy. These systems are often dubbed solar-ready, which means that they can be connected directly to solar panel converters. In addition, these systems can temporarily be connected to the utility grid and connected to the panels or other energy solutions later. The following solar energy system tips can help you power your AC with renewable energy:
- Separate HVAC from other electrical systems
- Start with enough panels to power the new AC
- Include a grid-tied solution to connect to the power grid
The solar panel array that you install to power your AC does not have to be expensive. You may want to start with energy systems that only power the HVAC and add to them later.
Thermal Energy Solutions To Add To Your HVAC Installation
Many thermal energy solutions can be integrated into the design of your HVAC system. To start, if you are replacing an old air conditioner, geothermal HVAC systems are a great option. The geothermal heat pump can be used to provide the AC with energy in summer and the heating with energy in winter. Other thermal energy solutions like solar water heaters can be used in conjunction with hydro-air heating systems for a more efficient heating solution during the coldest months of the year.
When you are ready to add AC to your home without the high utility bills, renewable energy will help improve the new system's efficiency. Contact an AC installation service for more information.