Use Solar Cooling to Reduce Energy Costs on Air Conditioning

How Solar Air Heating and Cooling Works

Solar cooling is easy with the SAM (Solar Air Module) that was originally designed to address problems such as mould, dampness, mustiness and general poor air quality associated with lack of ventilation. However, the SAM systems have also proved themselves to be very effective for heat contribution during the colder parts of the year. Not only do the solar collectors contribute directly towards heating by adding up to 35 degrees or more (depending on the number of modules) to the outside ambient temperature on cold sunny days. You will also find that the fresh, dry air supplied by the solar air heater reduces the amount of moisture accumulated in the house. This solar cooling helps to make the house feel warmer and more comfortable, whilst increasing the efficiency of any other heat sources.

In summary, our SAM solar cooling system or solar air heaters help reduce your heating bills in 3 different ways: direct heat contribution, increased impact of other heat sources and by reducing the comfort temperature.

The SAM solar heater draws fresh air from the outside into the solar collector module, where the sun heats it, before a solar cooling powered fan, placed inside the house, supplies the fresh pre-heated into the selected areas.

Solar Air Conditioning

The Solar Whiz acts as a natural solar ventilation  system, which will help reduce the temperature in normally very warm areas, mainly the roof space – but occasionally also directly from rooms inside the house. The Solar Whiz is a Solar Powered Heat Extraction Fan, which could save you hundreds of dollars every year, by reducing the temperature in your roof space and increasing the efficiency of your ducted evaporative cooling or air conditioning system. This will reduce the cooling costs for the whole building. It also works as a cooling system by using the highly effective solar exhaust fan to extract heat from your roof, attic or particularly warm rooms, resulting in a cooler home and more comfortable indoor summer temperatures. To see our animations on how the Solar Whiz works, please click here.The SAM system may also be fitted with a smaller heat extraction fan to remove hot air from a single room

The SAM In Ground Cooling System (IGC) ventilates your home or office with fresh, pre-cooled air. The principle is simple: fresh ambient air is pulled in through pipes buried in the ground by a solar powered fan (normally, but not always, integrated with the controller for our solar air heater) to supply cool air for a healthy and comfortable indoor climate. The IGC is not an air conditioner, but is capable of supplying about 21 degrees of cool air into your building on 35 degree days! However, the temperature achieved varies from installation to installation – and also depends on the amount of air flowing through the system.

To read more on our in ground cooling systems please click here: SAM in ground cooling