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Waste Heat Recovery From Air Conditioners

A restaurant, apartment complex, shopping mall or hotel can save even more energy by connecting Enviro Pacs between the commercial scale A/C and hot water heaters. The saving depends on the size of the AC, its efficiency, how much you run it, and the length of your sweltering hot season.

The Enviro-Pak can improve the efficiency and life of your air conditioner because it pulls out the heat. The AC compressor doesn’t have to work as hard, the AC draws less power, and the work load is reduced. As a result, AC runs more efficiently and can save you up to 15% on energy costs while reducing your carbon footprint.

While these won’t reduce your heating costs as much a solar water heater, they cost much less than solar hot water heaters and are easier to install between your current hot water heater and your A/C system.

Best of all, they supply free heat that you already waste.

And, btw, if you care about those states, you might want to let your Senator know how you’d like them to vote on the cap and trade climate bill, too. At the least, because it will help you pay for low carbon home energy saving systems like these. Just call the switchboard at (202) 224 3121.

We can still avoid the worst catastrophic effects by funding the switch to renewable energy with cap and trade incentives to reduce fossil fuel use. Kyoto-inspired cap and trade legislation is why Europe is now so far ahead of us and uses less fossil energy now.  We can do it too. These states already have.

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Via Build It Solar and Enviro-Pak

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