Master Plumber Ronnie Jackson

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Three Air Conditioning Systems

I have always thought that homes in the Southwest should have three air conditioning systems.

1. Attic or House Exhaust
2. Evaporative Cooling
3. Central (refrigerant) Cooling Systems

I pick the Southwest USA because of the low humidity and extreme high summer temperatures. This is where I have lived for over 30 years. In such climates evaporative coolers work their best in comparison to the Southeast part of the United States. In some areas after sunset the outside air temperature does begin to drop considerably so house or attic exhaust fans are economically efficient to exchange the cool outside air for the hot inside air.

If your house is empty all day absorbing and retaining heat but the evening outside air is cooler, then let’s find a way to exchange the air.

Because hot air rises consider an Attic Exhaust Fan drawing cool air through various attic vent openings, but specifically exhausting to the outside. These can be simply installed and some operate with very little energy consumption.

Now then, let’s get the cool outside air into the living space. Evaporative coolers, sometimes called swamp coolers, force outside air indoors via a water soaked filter. When regularly maintained these are affordable and last for years. The incoming air needs to flow through the living space back to the outdoors. By opening windows slightly in various rooms the incoming air flow from the evaporative cooler will seek the path of least resistance, thus the air flow can be directed to rooms needing most cooling first.

If it is still necessary the Central (refrigerant) Cooling System can now operate within a home that the inside air temperature should have lowered by the other two systems. The Evaporative Cooling system should be turned off and windows and doors closed so the Central (refrigerant) Cooling Recirculation System can work as designed without the initial burden of retained heat within the home.

Know that in terms of operating noise, a properly installed Central Cooling System should operate quietly without notice, whereas evaporative coolers have a defined presence of sound and draftiness.

The question that begs to be answered is, after purchasing an exhaust fan, an evaporative cooler and observing the shorter operation time of central cooling system, what is the net cost?


Blogger Loosey said...

Air conditioning is important to the continued survival of humans in many areas of the United States. In the United States, we use them a minimum of 8 to 10 months each year, and some people just keep them on year around. Air conditioners can add 20 percent to 40 percent to your utility bills.

A unit that is too large or small may require more fuel in doing so than a properly sized furnace. More efficient air conditioning units use less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as air conditioners made in the mid 1970s.

Gas air conditioning is not new.

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Monday, October 02, 2006 7:07:00 PM  
Anonymous NYC Air Conditioning & Vent Cleaning said...

You ave thought out very well...but you have to also think about the budget factor and how far it is possible to get the three working.

Saturday, April 10, 2010 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous James said...

Gas airconditioning is not new at all. In the UK, it has been introduced for years now.

Thanks for the info

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 2:29:00 AM  
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Thursday, May 20, 2010 7:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Houston Plumber said...

Its a refreshing idea and it ends rite there...i don think it will work out economically very well for many

Friday, September 03, 2010 4:14:00 AM  
Anonymous plumbing supplies said...

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Anonymous said...

Depending on the part of the country you live in should be a major factor in which type of A/C you choose.

Thursday, February 03, 2011 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous plumbing said...

Thanks for the info that you have share with us.Good thing that you include little details about the three air conditioning system so that we can easily choose what fits our needs to cool during the hot season.

Monday, March 21, 2011 3:58:00 AM  
Blogger Allen Sawyer said...

It's all about space and consumption of energy.

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The size or cooling capacity (BTU), the air conditioner is very important when purchasing a new air conditioner. If the cooling is not enoguh high, you can not reach the desired temperature. If the cooling power is high, energy prices will be higher than they should. You need to find just the right model.

Monday, April 25, 2011 2:27:00 AM  
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Air conditioner needs proper care to last. In some country, this air conditioner is very important for them to survive.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:17:00 AM  
Anonymous gas plumbing said...

The development of air conditioning systems and refrigeration in the past few decades have provided comfort and convenience to our homes and the way we do things.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 8:28:00 PM  
Anonymous plumbing supplies said...

Air conditioning is really one of the most important needs in every home, but in choosing the right air conditioning, you should consider some things like the air pathways of it.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 5:15:00 AM  
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Now then, let’s get the cool outside air into the living space. Evaporative coolers, sometimes called swamp coolers, force outside air indoors via a water soaked filter. When regularly maintained these are affordable and last for years.

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The air conditioning and its maintenance is so important for better and healthy environment. Three mentioned are the types of regularly used cooling systems everywhere.

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Blogger Monica Holliday said...

It is a refreshing idea and it ends rite there i don think it will work out economically very well..
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 6:11:00 PM  
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Thank you so much for posting this article on the three different air conditioning systems. A plumber from gulfport ms recently installed the central air system in my home, and we are loving it! I'm so grateful for excellent plumbers who know how to do their job!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 9:18:00 AM  
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