Published on August 29th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer15
Waste Heat Recovery From Air Conditioners
If you live in one of the states now sweltering through heat waves; even more frequent sweltering days are in your future as a result of climate change.
But it’s not only your children’s children who will suffer heat waves more often. Your property values in these states will also sink over time as your neighborhoods heat up to unlivable levels over the next decades.
A/C will be a necessity. But adding a heat recovery system will at least cut those losses to your home values:
Because it will save future owners half their energy costs.
Heating hot water can account 40% of your energy use. Your A/C unit makes excess heat in the process of cooling your home. Why use energy twice, if you can reuse it?
You can use your waste heat instead of the gas or electricity you now use to heat water, by putting an Enviro Pac waste heat recovery unit between the A/C and the water heater. These pick up the heat that your A/C generates as it it cools your home, and use it to heat water in your hot water tank.