If you are looking for an affordable way to keep your home cool this summer, you may want to consider some alternatives to conventional HVAC. There are many modern solutions that can help you keep your home cool for less. You may want to consider solutions like ventilation and radiant cooling for your needs. Here are some solutions that you may want to consider for alternatives to conventional air conditioning to cool your home for less:
1. Ventilation Systems Designed For Home Cooling
Most modern HVAC systems use some type of ventilation to cool your home. You can use ventilation as the primary cooling solution for your home. This can be done with a combination of designs that gives your home ventilation, which can include fans and ducts to circulate air in your home. It can also include features in your home like solar chimneys, which give hot air a place to escape. This can be hidden in the design of your home with features like skylights, cupolas and dormer windows.
2. Radiant Cooling Systems To Transfer And Remove Heat
Radiant heating is something that is commonly used to heat homes. The radiant technology can also be used to cool your home. A radiant cooling system can work in reverse of a heating system, using cool fluids for heat transfer to remove heat from your home. These systems are commonly installed in ceilings, rather than floors, to provide your home with optimal heat transfer and better energy efficiency. This type of cooling system can be costly, so it is best for major home renovations and new construction.
3. Combination Systems With Evaporative Cooling
Another option for energy efficient cooling is an evaporative cooler, which works best in dry climates. For better performance and energy efficiency, these can be combination systems that use conventional air conditioners with evaporative cooling. This type of system can use the evaporative cooler on dry days and the conventional AC when there is high humidity, such as at night. These systems also can give you the benefit of having better ventilation and fewer problems with moisture that are common with evaporative cooling systems.
These are some alternatives to conventional air conditioning that you may want to consider to cool your home. If you need help with planning, design and installation of the cooling system for your home, contact an HVAC contractor and talk with them about some of these alternative solutions.