When homeowners think of ways in which to stay cool throughout the hottest time of the year, the mind may not immediately jump to the use of the sun’s energy. After all, it is the sun beating down upon us which puts us in such an uncomfortably hot situation to begin with. However, with the use of a solar air conditioning system, you can put the sun to work for you even as you cool down your living space. The installation and servicing of any solar AC system must be completed by trained, qualified professionals, mind you. For dependable solar air conditioning services in Chesapeake, VA, call Home Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
How a Solar Air Conditioner Works
There are actually a variety of different solar air conditioning systems and model types, so it is important that you work with a knowledgeable party in order to determine how best to cool your own home with the use of solar energy. The most common and recognizable option, though, is by powering an air conditioner with the use of solar energy gathered by a photovoltaic system. Photovoltaic, or PV panels, are installed on one’s property, often right on the roof of the home, and these panels are used to collect energy from the sun, which is then converted to electricity for use in the home. It is this energy which powers the AC in a solar air conditioning system.
What About Hot, Cloudy Days?
It is a common misconception that it must be clear and sunny in order for the effective and reliable use of solar energy. In truth, there is still plenty of solar energy to be had even on those days when it is cloudy and overcast. You’ll notice that you are not living in perpetual night even on such gray days. For further peace of mind, though, a solar energy system may be backed up by the grid, which also allows you to send surplus energy back to the grid. This can help you to roll back your meter when producing a lot of electricity. You may also want to consider storage batteries, which can save energy harvested from the sun for later usage.
Make sure that you call Home Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. when you are ready to schedule any solar air conditioning services. We offer a variety of options, including the SunSource Home Energy System from Lennox. These systems utilize PV panels with a solar-ready, highly efficient AC or heat pump. When you work with us, you’ll be able to cool your home in an efficient, effective, and environmentally friendly manner.