Home Passive Solar Cooling
Home Passive Solar Cooling
Passive solar cooling or “natural cooling” means not using solar energy to directly cool a building or drive any direct cooling processes. Wow, that was a tongue twister! But actually it means we just want to keep out the heat!
Passive cooling can be used to reduce and or eliminate the need for mechanical air conditioning in areas where cooling is the main problem. But most importantly passive solar heating can save you money!
In the hot arid parts of the world, summer cooling is just as important as winter heating. In fact in some places cooling is more important than heating, because the winters tend to be mild.
Summer comfort not only means keeping the interior of a home cool but also keeping the humidity down. High humidity along with high temperatures can cause excessive discomfort. Fortunately, areas with extreme heat are usually pretty arid (relative humidity is usually low).
However even in areas where it gets hot but not extremely so if there is high humidity it is usually very uncomfortable. In those areas, it is important to reduce the humidity as well as provide solar cooling power.
There are three main sources of unwanted summer heat:
1- Direct Sunlight
Direct sunlight striking a building and coming in the windows is one of the greatest problems but also one of the easiest to fix. One of the easiest ways to block direct sunlight is shading.
2- Heat transfer and infiltration
This is the heat that sneaks in through leaky and inefficient windows, and cracks and gaps in the building. Stop that sneaky heat by caulking, insulating, and weather-stripping.
3- Internal heat
This is heat that is produced by peoples bodies, their pets, cooking, the TV, the computer etc. This is remedied by ventilating to remove heat and move air in their home with this amazing technique of Passive Solar Cooling.
The Benefits of Solar Hot Water
When you make the switch to solar power, you are saving money on electricity every month. Besides just reducing your power bill, you will also be receiving free water heating for the life of your system.
Getting You Started Saving Money
We make the switch to solar simple and easy. You can use the quote form provided on this page to get a free estimate for your new solar power system. The cost will depend on where you live, what your required energy output is, and the kind of house you live in.
The government also provides a rebate on the purchase of a new solar power system as well as credits for each megawatt of power your system is expected to produce for the next 15 years.
Why Choose Solar Hot Water?
Using solar power to heat your water reduces your carbon footprint. Solar power creates no harmful emissions. You save money through government rebates by switching to solar, and you can save even more money each year on your power bill with free energy from solar power.
We are experts in the field of solar hot water heating systems. If you have any questions about a new system just contact our customer service specialists today and they will be happy to answer all your questions. Use Gryphon Solar to begin saving money on your power bill right now.