Category: AC Technology Posts
Do you save energy by turning off your air conditioner during the day, or should you just let it run at the same temperature setting throughout the day? We’ve all wondered this question at some point, usually after returning home from a long, hot summer day to a stuffy house.
Posted on September 09 2022
The paper is coated with a thin material reflecting heat away from the paper’s surface. This means that when the sun shines on the paper, it will reflect most of the sunlight and heat away instead of absorbing it. The researchers have also added a layer of nanoparticles to the paper that helps it to cool even further by absorbing heat from the air around it.
Posted on June 20 2022
Fans may seem like old-fashioned home technology, but that doesn’t mean you should overlook them. Smart fans do more than keep you cool in the summer. A properly installed smart fan can help an HVAC system run more efficiently, thus saving money and energy. There are several ways you can reinvent your indoor cooling with smart fans.
Posted on April 15 2022
The U.S Department of Energy’s contemporary minimum efficiency standards for heat pumps and air conditions may be effective in January 2023. Several changes are expected to be witnessed in the HVAC practices and standards. These new mandated practices and challenges may significantly influence the cost of products and expected services at the time. The following are changes and strategies that building owners should take to dodge potential threats:
Posted on March 20 2022
Liquid Desiccant Energy-efficient air conditioning is an innovative technology meant to save cost and energy by effectively controlling the humidity in the atmosphere. The liquid desiccant absorbs the moisture before cooling its dew point air since it comprises a concentrated salt solution. It works more effectively on hot-humid applications where Case doors do not allow condensation. Most industries will embrace the use of liquid desiccants due to the following reasons.
Posted on January 12 2022
The EPA has decided to drastically cut potent greenhouse gases. The EPA says these chemicals, like hydro fluorocarbons (HFCs) and per fluorocarbons (PFCs), cause global warming by trapping heat in the Earth’s atmosphere. HFCs are used in air conditioners and refrigerators, while PFCs are used in the foam of every airplane and car. There is a four year grace period for companies that use these chemicals to adapt. Many people believe this action is too late, as measures to combat global warming should have been put in place a long time ago. It aims to reduce HFC production and usage in the United States by 85 percent over the next 15 years as part of a global phase out to combat global warming. By 2050, it is predicted to reduce harmful emissions by the equivalent of 4.5 billion metric tons of CO2, which is equivalent to three years’ worth of emissions from the US power sector. Over the next 30 years, switching to safer alternatives and more energy-efficient cooling systems is estimated to save more than $270 billion in costs and improve public health.
Posted on December 18 2021
With each passing year, temperatures across the globe continue to rise consistently. This means that most people will need to step up their air conditioning to deal with the rising temperatures.
Posted on November 19 2021
Things on the earth all emit varying degrees of heat through infrared rays that invisibly rise skyward. After the sun goes down each day, this absence of sunlight surprisingly produces an environment that creates enough chill to even form ice. As an example, remember that a vehicle’s windshield can frost over whether or not the temperature has dropped below freezing. This is radiative cooling.
Posted on August 21 2021
It’s sad that an invention that helps people stay cool is contributing to climate change. Yes, the way ACs do their job contributes to this issue that’s only getting worse.
Posted on July 20 2021
HFC emissions are more dangerous as compared to carbon dioxide, such that they can warm the planet at a faster rate. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is currently working on ensuring everything is in check such that global warming won’t be a major issue.
Posted on June 16 2021