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Many people when looking at purchasing an air conditioner traditionally come across two different types of technology Conventional and Inverter. But now there is a third player in the market, Solar Thermal. But what is an inverter and how does it work? And why is Solar Thermal Air Conditioning even better?
Inverter Technology - What is it?
Usually, when a standard air conditioner of any kind starts, there is typically a spike in power consumption. This can often be seen in some homes where the lights dim or flicker for a few seconds. This is because air conditioning systems draw their highest level of energy during the start up process.
Inverter technology in air conditioners allows air conditioners to be more powerful whilst being more energy efficient at the same time. Where conventional air conditioners work at a standard fixed speed, inverter air conditioners work like an accelerator of a car, increasing or decreasing power consumption, as it is needed. These inverter systems can offer significant energy savings over conventional systems.
As a result, Inverter Systems are normally quieter to run. And they are also more environmentally friendly.
The Next Generation Solar Thermal Air Conditioners take the improvements made by inverter technology to the next level. By capturing thermal (ambient) energy, the amount of work the condenser does is reduced under full load and significantly extends the time the condenser is cycled off.
SolarGreen's system can save you up to 50% of your running cost.
It is like your car going down a gentle slope. You can take your foot of the accelerator for a longer period as gravity helps your car keep moving. Therefore it is using less energy for a longer period and will lower your power bills even further. This makes it even more environmentally friendly!
But how do Solar Thermal Air conditioners do this? They absorb solar energy to by using a thermal collector with copper heat conducting inner coils. The preheated refrigerant from the collector feeds directly into the compressor to reduce the amount of work needed and saves power.
The collector and compressor in the condenser have been designed to work in tandem to allow a smaller compressor to be used. The smaller compressor consumes much less electricity and combined with the solar collector, SolarGreen's air conditioners optimise energy savings and reduce running costs.
By operating at a lower level for longer periods, it increases the life expectancy of the components and as a result less prone to breakdowns.
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