Saving hot water while using the air conditioner

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: EnergyExteriorRoofing

Pacific Islands Solar has introduced the Fire & Ice system — a remarkable way to greatly reduce the energy requirements for running your A/C. The higher temperatures Hawaii has experienced over the last several years have sent utility bills soaring.

A medium size window A/C unit uses 900 watts per hour of continued use, while a 2.5 ton central A/C unit uses about 3,500 watts per hour. The solution to lowering your energy usage when running your A/C is the Fire & Ice heat exchange system.

This technology reduces the electrical load on the A/C system by removing the heat from the refrigerant, giving electrical savings for both hot water and A/C electrical consumption. Fire & Ice utilizes proven technology of heat transfer systems of both solar thermal technology and heat recovery unit technology (HRU).

Also exciting is the cost, which is about the same as a traditional solar hot water system, allowing anyone who has a need for both to benefit from this technology. The system also qualifies for the same tax credits as other solar thermal hot water systems.

Also, existing A/C and solar thermal equipment can be used, saving additional cost. Fire & Ice produces hot water by using the heat generated by your air conditioner, along with a single solar thermal panel on your roof to produce all hot water needs.

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The Fire & Ice system utilizes not only the unlimited energy of the sun, but also heat recovery technology from mechanical equipment such as air conditioners. The patent pending technology provides multiple benefits including hot water production during daytime and nighttime hours, as well as a significant increase in mechanical equipment efficiency.

Overall, the Fire & Ice system touts one of the best ROIs in the renewable energy arena. The savings from hot water production and increased mechanical performance is virtually unmatched.

The system is retrofittable to existing equipment. Your existing A/C equipment, hot water tank and traditional solar hot water systems do not have to be replaced. An additional benefit is the ability to upgrade your traditional solar hot water system.

Three energy systems technologies are created from one. Fire & Ice creates hot water from the sun, creates hot water from the mechanical equipment (A/C), and improves the efficiency of the mechanical equipment by removing the excess heat from the refrigerant prior to it going to the compressor. The system reduces the electrical load to the compressor, providing electricity savings.

Pacific Islands Solar’s goal is to provide the best solar solutions. The company believes that in order to do this, it must use the best-made products along with installing these products with quality installation in mind.

Along with the Fire & Ice system, Pacific Islands Solar also installs Kyocera solar modules for PV systems, one of the best in the industry. Since the company is also a general contractor and roofing contractor, it also has the expertise to ensure that its installations are leak-free and have excellent construction.

To find out more, call Pacific Islands Solar at 841-7756, email pacificislands05@gmail.com, or visit pacificislandsconstruction.net.

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